Item description for The Rudiments of Genteel Behavior by Francois Nivelon...
his book provides delightful text and images explaining deportment in 1737. The text is remarkably direct, precise, and informative. Exactly how to doff one's hat, "retire gracefully from a room," and execute a curtsey are explained both in theory and practice.
This book of manners is fascinating for art historians and social historians, actors and dancers. It provides a key to the interpretation of gesture and posture in Rococo painting. All students of the Golden Age of Elegance will find many hidden niceties revealed in this book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.98" Width: 8.46" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 1903470102 ISBN13 9781903470107