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Adam, "new born and perfect" : the Renaissance promise of eternity

Author: Giancarlo Maiorino
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1987.
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Maiorino, Giancarlo, 1943-
Adam, "new born and perfect".
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)570314548
Online version:
Maiorino, Giancarlo, 1943-
Adam, "new born and perfect".
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)607757329
Named Person: Michelangelo, Buonarroti; Piero, della Francesca; Raffaello, Sanzio; Piet Mondrian
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giancarlo Maiorino
ISBN: 0253304059 9780253304056
OCLC Number: 15164534
Description: x, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The architecture of the ego. --
Introduction: within eternity's reach --
1. Michelangelo's Creation of Adam and the analogy of perfection --
2. The geometry of perfection: L.B. Alberti and the treatise as a symbolic form --
II. Metahistorical forms of the Mediterranean experience. --
3. In Adam's likeness: creation as a constant sacrament of praise --
4. Aemulatio's last beginning: David and the epiphany of culture --
III. The promise of eternity. --
5. Rebirth of synthesis in the The courtier and The school of Athens --
6. Homo Artifex: the analogue of creativity --
IV. A modern epilogue. --
7. The legend of geometry fulfilled: Piero della Francesca and Piet Mondrian.
Responsibility: Giancarlo Maiorino.

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