WorldCat Identities

Goldstein, Claire

Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 575 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: DC801.V57, 944.033
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claire Goldstein
Vaux and Versailles : the appropriations, erasures, and accidents that made modern France by Claire Goldstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Versailles has long been the consummate symbol of Louis XIV's distinct political and aesthetic influence, the epicenter of French national identity and classical style. From furniture and fashions to gardens and typefaces, the objects that define style underwent dramatic innovation during the very decade of Versailles's creation. In all this, the creation of Versailles has been represented as providing a foundational moment for both modern political subjectivity and French cultural hegemony." "Before Louis started work on Versailles, however, there was another center of innovation: his finance minister Nicolas Fouquet's chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. Vaux was, for a few short years, the country's artistic capital. It was at Vaux that, after years of civil war and division, Fouquet modeled a unified France by assembling the country's most important thinkers, writers, and artists at an artistic court that privileged liberal rule, the autonomy of the individual, and harmonious collaboration among formerly divided factions. Yet within a few months of Vaux's completion, the king had Fouquet jailed and recruited the minister's stable of writers, artists, weavers, and gardeners to Versailles." "Claire Goldstein shows how the connection between Vaux and Versailles is at the heart of classical style, a connection made by political repression, theft, and erasure. Goldstein retraces the unacknowledged roots of Versailles in Fouquet's short-lived experiment, and destabilizes any easy understanding of the court of the Sun King as the origin of French national style. Recounting how trees and tapestries, gardeners and writers were sometimes forcibly removed from one palace to the other - and how their meanings were transformed in the process - she discovers in the apogee of classicism the remnants of a repressed cultural vision."--Jacket
Tradition and innovation in French garden art : chapters of a new history( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from a symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania
Building the grand siècle : the context of literary transformations from Vaux-Le-Vicomte to Versailles (1656-1715) by Claire Goldstein( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two poems, two gardens, two masters of the Grand Siècle by Claire Goldstein( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love letters : discourses of gender and writing in the criticism of the "Lettres Portugaises" by Claire Goldstein( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.63 (from 0.60 for Vaux and V ... to 0.97 for Two poems, ...)

Vaux and Versailles : the appropriations, erasures, and accidents that made modern France
Tradition and innovation in French garden art : chapters of a new history
Alternative Names
Goldstein, Claire B.

Goldstein, Claire Beth

English (20)