IN THE REVIEW

The Last Ornament?

The Bavarian Rococo Church: Between Faith and Aestheticism

by Karsten Harries
We all know a piece of rococo when we see it. Paul Morand, nastily but accurately, wrote about a grande dame of his day, “buried in pink pillows and lace, sick with a stalactitic cold,” and complained that “even her colds are rococo.” His readers of the 1920s would have …