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Bernard Berenson and the twentieth century

Author: Mary Ann Calo
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While Bernard Berenson's roles as a connoisseur, Renaissance art expert, defender of Western culture, and arbiter of taste extraordinaire are well known, his role as critic and theorist of modern art  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson; Bernard Berenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Calo
ISBN: 1566391164 9781566391160 1566391172 9781566391177
OCLC Number: 27976561
Description: x, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Appraising Berenson. Berenson and Early Modernism. Berenson as a Theorist. Berenson as a Writer. Characterizing Berenson's Achievement --
2. Defining Berenson's Modernity. The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance. Lorenzo Lotto. Egisto Fabbri and Hermann Obrist. The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance. The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance --
3. Berenson at the Crossroads. Connoisseurship Versus Criticism. A Sienese Painter of the Franciscan Legend. The North Italian Painters of the Renaissance. "The Decline of Art" Critical Writing During the Duveen Years --
4. Berenson's Last Years. The Sage of Settignano. Aesthetics and History in the Visual Arts. "Decline and Recovery in the Figure Arts" The Performing Monkey. The Geometricization of the Individual: Humanism at Risk. Seeing and Knowing.
Responsibility: Mary Ann Calo.

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