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The Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century Porcelain


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Contents: Introduction, Alden Cavanaugh and Michael E. Yonan; Rethinking the Arcanum: porcelain, secrecy, and the 18th-century culture of invention, Glenn Adamson; The nature of artifice: French porcelain flowers and the rhetoric of the garnish, Mimi Hellman; Igneous architecture: porcelain, natural philosophy, and the rococo cabinet chinois, Michael Yonan; Marketing celebrity: porcelain and theatrical display; Heather McPherson; Balancing act: Andrea Brustolon's 'La Forza' and the display of imported porcelain in 18th-century Venice, Erin J. Campbell; The Queen's necessaire, Alden Cavanaugh; Porcelain, print culture and mercantile aesthetics, Dawn Odell; Sugar boxes and blackamoors: ornamental blackness in early Meissen porcelain, Adrienne L. Childs; Ties that bind: relations between the Royal Academy of San Fernando and the royal porcelain factory of the BuenRetiro, Andrew Schulz; Selected bibliography; Index.

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Alden Cavanaugh is Associate Professor of Art History at Indiana State University, USA. Michael E. Yonan is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Alden Cavanaugh, Michael E. Yonan, Glenn Adamson, Mimi Hellman, Heather McPherson, Erin J. Campbell, Dawn Odell, Adrienne L. Childs, Andrew Schulz.

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