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Author Metzner, Paul, 1952-

Title Crescendo of the virtuoso [electronic resource] : spectacle, skill, and self-promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution / Paul Metzner.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [1998]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Harvard Diggins Lib E-Resource - HRLY-11  NETLIBRARY E-BOOK    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Studies on the history of society and culture ; 30
Studies on the history of society and culture ; 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Revolutions -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Social change -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Arts and revolutions -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Technological innovations -- France -- Paris.
Public spaces -- France -- Paris.
Democracy -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1789-1900.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Influence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author NetLibrary, Inc.
Other Form: Original 0520206843 (DLC) 97043167 (OCoLC)37843777
ISBN 0585053693 electronic bk.

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