Hardcover: 978-0-910503-92-1, $60.00
Paperback: 978-0-910503-91-4, $45.00
272 pages, 9.5 x 11”, 14 essays, 380+ color illustrations
Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008, featuring fourteen accessible essays by major international scholars and more than 380 full-color illustrations, places the exuberant movement within the historic continuum, bringing together an unprecedented collection of designers and objects of different eras to celebrate the joyful and liberating spirit of rococo.
Sarah D. Coffin is Curator of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Decorative Arts and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, catalogues, and books, including Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table.
Gail S. Davidson, Ph.D., is Curator and Head of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She has published many scholarly articles and books, including Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.
Ellen Lupton is Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and director of the MFA program in graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006.
Penelope Hunter-Stiebel is Consulting Curator of European Paintings at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. She has curated more than twenty exhibitions and authored numerous articles and books, including Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Treasures from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Reinier Baarsen, Ph.D., is Senior Curator of Furniture and Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Art at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. He has curated many exhibitions and is the author of many articles and books, including Rococo in Nederland.
Jason Busch is Curator of Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. A specialist in nineteenth-century American furniture, he is the co-author of Currents of Change: Art and Life along the Mississippi River, 1850–1861.
Peter Fuhring, Ph.D., is Ottema Kingma Chair for the History of the Decorative Arts at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has written many articles and books on the history of design drawings and ornament prints, including Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier: Un Génie du Rococo, 1695–1750.
Melissa Lee Hyde is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Florida. She has written extensively about gender and eighteenth-century French art, and is the author of Making Up the Rococo: François Boucher and His Critics.
Ulrich Leben is Associate Curator of Furniture, The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor, in Great Britain. A specialist in French and German decorative arts, he is the author of Object Design in the Age of Enlightenment.