He has published extensively on-Italian environmental history and edited Views from the South: Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World. --
Author: Marco Armiero
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Marco Armiero is Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council and Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Universitat Aut(noma de Barcelona. He has published extensively on-Italian environmental history and edited Views from the South: Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World. --
Release on 2012-12-06 | by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
1 The changing relationship of art and nature in the Renaissance has recently
been studied by Mary D. Garrard, in Brunelleschi's Egg: Nature, Art and Gender
in Renaissance Italy, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London, 2010. 2 Though there
Author: Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Richly illustrated, and featuring detailed descriptions of works by pivotal figures in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume traces the development of art and architecture throughout the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A smart, elegant, and jargon-free analysis of the Italian Renaissance – what it was, what it means, and why we should study it Provides a sustained discussion of many great works of Renaissance art that will significantly enhance readers’ understanding of the period Focuses on Renaissance art and architecture as it developed throughout the Italian peninsula, from Venice to Sicily Situates the Italian Renaissance in the wider context of the history of art Includes detailed interpretation of works by a host of pivotal Renaissance artists, both well and lesser known
The production is lovely throughout, and the essays are illustrated with 16 color plates and 149 bandw figures. Co-published with the Instituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Irma B. Jaffe
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Like a magic potion, Italianita has seeped through the stream of American aesthetic consciousness ever since Benjamin West stepped onto Italian soil in 1760. The first period of this artistic phenomenon was investigated in The Italian Presence in American Art, 1760-1860 and the book at hand thus continues this intellectual exploration in its development during the following sixty years. Those decades between the Civil War and World War I brought to a climax the growing sense of American continental nationhood, and this strengthened perception of national identity was reflected in American art. A synthesis was achieved in which American values and images were fused with the great tradition flowing from its Italian source. Among the themes that arise from this examination of the role that Italy played in shaping American art is first and foremost the struggle to resolve the issue of what American art ought to express: our European heritage or our cultural independence. This question penetrates to the heart of the most widely debated topic in present-day American culture - multiculturalism. The reader may well find previously unconsidered relationships between our past and present, and may be led to reconsider problems posed by the conflicting needs of unity and diversity in our nation. Other themes that appear in these essays deal with the development of American wealth and its role in influencing the taste of the period, and with feminism. In these pages it will be noticed how very closely American art mirrors the American Experience. While all art reflects the cultural context in which it is created, the nature of American art, predominantly Romantic-Realism, makes the link between idea and image particularly visible. What becomes evident is that "the Italian presence" was almost never a simple matter of direct influence; rather it was an experience for American artists that afforded them, above all, insight and inspiration. Italy was America's muse.
... 276, 277, 280-1 Italian historians 453 Italian mathematicians 447 Italian
universities, mathematics and Platonism in 115-40 Italy 35, 36, 82, 150, 452 —,
Greeks flee to 456 —-, Peiresc journey's to 286 -—, spectacles invented in 317
Ivan IV, ...
Author: A. C. Crombie
Publisher: A&C Black
A.C. Crombie sees the history of Western science as the history of a vision and an argument, initiated by the ancient Greeks in their search for principles at once of nature and of argument itself. This scientific vision explored and controlled by argument, and the diversification of both vision and argument by scientific experience and by interaction with the wider contexts of intellectual culture, constitute the long history of European scientific thought. Science, Art and Nature in Medieval and Modern Thought deals with scientific objectivity, with the historiography of medieval science, the medieval conception of laws of nature, and the historical relation between rational design in scientific experimentation and in the arts, exemplified especially by perspective painting.
This book provides new perspective on Italian Renaissance masterworks; it will be central to future discussion of Renaissance art.
Author: Mary D. Garrard
"Garrard, one of a small handful of truly distinguished feminist art historians, presents a detailed and visually convincing account of the relationship between nature and art in all its fraught and gendered cultural meaning from antiquity on. "Brunelleschi's Egg" constitutes an exemplary feat of interdisciplinary study that requires no specialized theoretical baggage to follow and emulate."--Mieke Bal, author of "Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo's Political Art" "Mary Garrard's discerning eye and deep knowledge of Renaissance art informs this fascinating book. She offers a sophisticated exploration of a rich artistic conversation on the relationship of nature and art, describing the central role of gender in structuring artists' complex and changing attitudes toward nature. "Brunelleschi's Egg" is so much more than a history of style; it maps the changing mindsets of Renaissance society in the several centuries during which scientific developments gradually seized masculine authority, relegating both art and nature to mastered femininity. This book provides new perspective on Italian Renaissance masterworks; it will be central to future discussion of Renaissance art." --Margaret R. Miles, author of "A Complex Delight: The Secularization of the Breast, 1350-1750" "In this sweeping study, the magnum opus of one of feminist art history's founding mothers, Mary Garrard extends the gendered critique of art into the realms of philosophy and science, psychology and myth. Her eloquently prophetic and richly detailed synthesis chronicles western culture's increasing feminization of nature and art, and its parallel masculinization of the human mind (both male and female), as a Renaissance tragedy on an epic scale. The book is a must-read for historians of the early modern period, with a theme also of urgent contemporary concern."--James M. Saslow, author of "Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality and Art" "A completely new and thoroughly convincing way of looking at the major monuments of the Italian Renaissance. The ideas in "Brunelleschi's Egg" are so compelling that it is hard to imagine a reader who would not be drawn into the analysis."--Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, author of "Art, Marriage, and Family in the Italian Renaissance Palace" "Garrard offers an unprecedented perspective on an amazing plethora of seminal works. Written beautifully, "Brunelleschi's Egg" is nothing but exemplary."--Yael Even, University of Missouri, St. Louis
OF NATURE AND ART . CHAP . iv . : . OF ITALY . Mountains , Caves , Springs , &
c . THE Alps , which divide Italy from France 2111 and Germany , are the highest
mountains in 021 Europe , being , according to some geometricians , about two ...
not only of Nature as Art, as it had been for Tasso (see Chapter 3) but rather the
imitation of Nature as artful Art; Nature is conceived no longer as self-regimented,
as it had been for Tasso, but as regimented through artful law (faith). From now ...
Author: Federico Schneider
Category: Literary Criticism
Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full-length study to confront seriously the well-rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Usually associated with the edifying function of the Renaissance pastoral, this analogy, if engaged more profoundly, raises a number of questions that remain unanswered to this day. How does the pastoral heal? How exactly do the inner workings of the text cater to the healing? What socio-cultural conventions make the healing possible? What are the major problems that pastoral poetry as mimesis must overcome to make its healing morally legitimate? In the wake of Derrida's seminal work on the Platonic pharmakon, which has in turn led recent criticism to formulate a much more concrete understanding of the theater/drug analogy, the stringent approach to the therapeutic function of the Renaissance pastoral offered in this work provides a valuable critical tool to unpack the complexity contained within a little-understood cliché.
This awe–inspiring collection showcases sixteen creatures ranging from polar bears to alpacas to Komodo dragons and provides factual information about the various species.
Author: Silvia Lopez
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discover the beauty of Handimals: hands modeled and painted into animals paired with facts and photos of the corresponding animals in nature. With a gift for fine art and a lifelong love of nature, Guido paints magnificent animal subjects on an unconventional canvas—human hands. This awe–inspiring collection showcases sixteen creatures ranging from polar bears to alpacas to Komodo dragons and provides factual information about the various species. Silvia Lopez brings her sharp eye to these important animals with insightful facts to raise awareness and appreciation for Earth’s precious wildlife. A perfect choice for artists and environmentalists of all ages. Christy Ottaviano Books
Italy. the relationship between art and literature in Britain began to change in the
mid-eighteenth century; by the 1830s, the ... This study started with hazlitt's
despairing over his inability to 'engraft italian art on english nature' and went on
Author: Dr Maureen McCue
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them to forge often surprising connections between Italian art, the imagination and the period’s political, social and commercial realities.
NATURE OF THE WORK OF ART . NATURE OF THE WORK OF ART . 57 head ,
the arm of a length equally dependent on that , and the leg the same ; and so on
with the other members . Again , you are required to reproduce forms , or the ...
Containing Divers Rare and Profitable Inventions, Together with Sundry New
Experiments in the Art of Husbandry : with Divers Chimical Conclusions
Concerning the Art of Distillation, and the Rare Practises and ... This is much
used in Italy .
Describing Their Religion, Learning, Government, Customs, Natural History,
Trade, &c., and Illustrated with Curious Observations on the Buildings, Paintings,
Antiquities and Other Curiosities in Art and Nature. With a Detection of Frauds
To Italian eyes , their work was clearly post - medieval . Its intense realism had a
marked influence on Early Renaissance painting . The Italians , as we have
already noted , associated the exact imitation of nature in painting with a “ return
Author: Horst Woldemar Janson
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.
Giving a True and Just Description of the Present State of Those Countries, Their
Natural, Literary and Political History, ... Laws, Commerce, Manufactures,
Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Coins, Antiquities, Curiosities of Art and Nature,
... but in POST - CLASSICAL INNOVATORS respect to their relation to their
contexts of IN NORTH ITALY northern visual ... example of characterize
inclusively the nature of the art Central Italy , but without schooling in its that they
Author: Sydney Joseph Freedberg
Publisher: Yale University Press
'Art', declared Vasari in Lives of the Artists, has been reborn and reached perfection in our time'. Indeed the roster of great names in painting of the Cinquecento, which only begins with those of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, appears to justify this grand claim. Professor Freedberg here discusses the individual painters and analyses the hallmarks of their work. He traces the classical style of the High Renaissance, the Mannerism that succeeded it, and the events, in North Italy especially, that resist stylistic categories. He has given order to this diversity, but at the same time has preserved the intense individuality of the works of art.
... from their rank and infectious example , than from their from whom he learned
the rudiments of art , and whom he numbers - - that would justify the perversion of
riches and afterward accompanied to Italy . of reasoning , by perverting Nature ...
into Italy . The prize - fighter advanced with great violence and fierceness , and
Crichton contented himself calmly to ward his passes , and suffered him to
exhaust his vigour by his own fury , Crichton then became the assailant : and
They had a manner of their own , so much more graceful and more natural , and
so much richer in order , in design , and in ... were largely unacquainted with
antique art ; nor is there strong evidence that they learned directly from their Italian ...
Author: Kim Woods
Publisher: Yale University Press
This book explores key themes in the making of Renaissance painting, sculpture, architecture, and prints: the use of specific techniques and materials, theory and practice, change and continuity in artistic procedures, conventions and values. It also reconsiders the importance of mathematical perspective, the assimilation of the antique revival, and the illusion of life. Embracing the full significance of Renaissance art requires understanding how it was made. As manifestations of technical expertise and tradition as much as innovation, artworks of this period reveal highly complex creative processes--allowing us an inside view on the vexed issue of the notion of a renaissance.
This volume is the first comprehensive study of the influence of English Pre-Raphaelitism on Italian art and culture in the late nineteenth century.
Author: Giuliana Pieri
This volume is the first comprehensive study of the influence of English Pre-Raphaelitism on Italian art and culture in the late nineteenth century. Analysis of the cultural relations between Italy and Britain has focused traditionally on the special place that Italy had in the British imagination, but the cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries have been much misunderstood. This book aims to correct this imbalance by placing Pre-Rapahelitism in its European context. It explores the nature of its influence on Italy, how it was transmitted, and how it was manifested, by focusing on the role of Italian Anglophiles, the English communities in Florence and Rome, the writings of Gabriele D'Annunzio, and a number of Italian artists active in Tuscany and Rome. The works of Cellini, Ricci, Gioja, De Carolis, and Sartorio in particular fully demonstrate the impact of Pre-Raphaelitism on the young Italian school of painting which found in the English movement an ideal link with its glorious past on which it could build a new artistic identity. These artists show that English Pre-Raphaelitism was one of the most powerful single influences on fin-de-siecle Italian culture.
Art , nature , life , the mysteries of existence , the infinite capacity of human
thought , the riddle of the world , all that the Greeks called Pan , so swayed and
allured him that , while he dreamed and wrought and never ceased from toil , he