Publication of the week: Dr Barbara Lasic
16 October 2015
Lasic, B., “Madame de Pompadour”, “The Serilly Cabinet”, “The Art of Writing” in Elizabeth Miller & Hilary Young (eds), The Arts of Living, (London: V&A Publishing, 2015). ISBN: 978-1-85177-807-2.
Published to accompany the landmark opening of the V&A’s new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, The Arts of Living explores the breadth, depth and beauty of the V&A’s seventeenth- and eighteenth-century collections. Written by a team of experts, this book provides an overview of more than two centuries of cultural development and artistic endeavour. Masterpieces such as the Serilly Cabinet and Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s terracotta for his funeral monument the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni are contextualised alongside discussions of Louis XIV’s patronage and the seventeenth-century Dutch interior.