The first monograph to appear on Boucher in English for nearly twenty years, this book fills a much needed gap. Boucher has cried out for reassessment, and here at last, in the tercentenary year of his birth, his work is seen at its very best in numerous beautiful reproductions. Jo Hedley brings new insights into Boucher's art, explaining both his stylistic development and his cultural context; she also examines his legacy, both in a survey of the influence of his imagery in many media and in a deconstruction of the myth of his libidinous personality (based on his art, not his life).
By Jo Hedley
ISBN 0 900785 72 1
280 x 240 mm, more than 150 colour illus.