Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008, featuring fourteen accessible essays by major international scholars and more than 380 full-color illustrations, places the exuberant movement within the historic continuum, bringing together an unprecedented collection of designers and objects of different eras to celebrate the joyful and liberating spirit of rococo.