The Resource Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution, Paul Metzner

Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution, Paul Metzner

Label
Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution
Title
Crescendo of the virtuoso
Title remainder
spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Paul Metzner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outre for spellbound audiences. Who were these individuals, and how did they gain their fame? How did their values of spectacularism and self-promotion become so dominant? And why did Paris become their focal point? Paul Metzner answers these questions and more in this fascinating portrayal of the cyclone of virtuosity that overtook Paris from 1775 to 1850
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Metzner, Paul
Dewey number
944/.36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DC731
LC item number
.M56 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the history of society and culture
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • Revolutions
  • Social change
  • Arts and revolutions
  • Technological innovations
  • Public spaces
  • Democracy
  • HISTORY
  • Arts and revolutions
  • Democracy
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Public spaces
  • Revolutions
  • Social change
  • Technological innovations
  • France
  • France
  • Uitvindingen
  • Cultuur
  • Virtuositeit
  • Bekende mensen
  • Parijs
  • France
  • Regions & Countries - Europe
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution, Paul Metzner
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=6912
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philidor and the Café de la Régence chess masters -- Carême, chef de cuisine : Marie-Antoinette Carême (1783-1833) -- Vidocq, detective : Eugène-François Vidocq (1775-1857) -- Paganini and Liszt, musicians -- Robert-Houdin and the vogue of the automaton-builders -- Mounting spectacles -- Exalting technical skill -- Ballooning the self
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780520206847
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42855034
  • (OCoLC)ocm42855034
Label
Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution, Paul Metzner
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=6912
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philidor and the Café de la Régence chess masters -- Carême, chef de cuisine : Marie-Antoinette Carême (1783-1833) -- Vidocq, detective : Eugène-François Vidocq (1775-1857) -- Paganini and Liszt, musicians -- Robert-Houdin and the vogue of the automaton-builders -- Mounting spectacles -- Exalting technical skill -- Ballooning the self
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access to Internet version restricted to York University faculty, staff and students
Isbn
9780520206847
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42855034
  • (OCoLC)ocm42855034

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