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In this engrossing book, an internationally respected historian gives an account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV-in paintings and engravings, medals and sculptures, plays, ballets, and operas-to show how the making of a royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power....

Title : The Fabrication Of Louis XIV
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ISBN : 9780300059434
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Fabrication Of Louis XIV Reviews

  • Jeffong Gol
    2018-09-19 13:52

    It's wonderfully weird, never thought there would be a professional book studying on a person's image. Burke's research method and narrative structure open up a new avenue, at least to me it is.In the other hand, the fabrication of LOUIS XIV is a systematical engineering, and guys in this project are so professional. WuMaos of Celestial Empire have a lot to learn from the way the professional ones do, rather than screaming "Viva XXX".

  • Johan Öhrn
    2018-10-14 09:09

    He set out to answer some specific questions, but at the end of the day he had not answered all of them...It was a very enjoyable read though.

  • Brittani Ivan
    2018-10-03 05:45

    This book was thoroughly enjoyable, highly informative, and written in a style that kept me hooked right from the start. I would recommend it to anyone; amateur historians, scholars of image creation, ordinary adults with some time to spare, etc. I have learnt quite a bit about Louis XIV himself and the court that surround him, the change in political image he underwent, and even some about his rivals and (in the last chapter) his predecessors and successors on the world-stage. It is also quite short, which is a boon for people who haven't got the time or inclination to bury themselves in a long narrative about a long dead French King and his public image.

  • Patricia
    2018-09-18 09:00

    This book emphasizes the making and creation of King Louis XIV and his image as the French "Sun God". I'm not sure that I would call it entertaining in the way other books may be defined. It is very informative of French history during the time of his reign and tells a lot about manners and where our rules of etiquette came into play...rules we use even to this day, without thinking, and maybe sometimes wonder "why can't I put my elbows on the table?" or "why do I have to hold my utensils this way?" ...who decided what is proper anyway? I thought the book has a sort of cleverness to it.

  • Piotr
    2018-10-11 05:42

    (No, no, it took far less than a year to read it!) Very interesting and informative book, amazing read despite two minor "issues": b/w illustrations only and setting aside almost the whole, magical world of music as the most extraordinary tool of Louis 'fabrication'. The world re-discovered in these years... But the rest of the story is simply fabulous.

  • Maxwell Harwitt
    2018-10-13 08:07

    Really interesting subject matter, but really dry writing.

  • Cleyton Boson
    2018-09-19 13:45

    A leveza narrativa de Peter Burke encontra um persongem intrigante: Luís XIV. É impressionante como você consegue ter carinho e pena da figura mais arrogante e cruel do século XVII.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-05 07:07

    Interesting to see how early kings created a public image in the abscense of modern day media. Makes you think about private vs public spheres and one's role as king.

  • Abraham
    2018-10-07 12:01

    An excellent work on the construction of identity and culture in early modern France based around art work and the visual image (coins, culture, public commemoration).

  • Virginia
    2018-10-05 10:54

    Valid reasoning with lots of support. An interesting book for people who like the time period.

  • Mathieu
    2018-10-18 06:52

    Dubost, notre bien-aimé prof de Moderne à Caen, nous en avait parlé: je l'ai lu en conséquence. Comment Louis XIV a fabriqué son image en contrôlant les arts et les lettres. Excellent.

  • Rebecca Radnor
    2018-10-09 10:04

    Looks at how the Crown carefully constructed it's image through the use of art, coins, and literature during the time of the Sun King, Louis the XIV.

  • Melissa McHugh
    2018-10-08 10:58

    Incredibly fascinating. I've never been particularly interested in material cultural history but books like this make me think I'm really missing out.