Garrard, Mary D.
Brunelleschi's Egg : Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
Mary D Garrard
|描述：||1 online resource (443 pages)|
|内容：||Cover; Contents; Preface and Acknowlegments; Introduction; PART I. GREAT MOTHER NATURE; One. The Gendering of Nature as Female: From Prehistory through the Middle Ages; PART II. NATURE AND ART IN THE QUATTROCENTO: FROM PUPIL TO EQUAL; Two. Technology and the Mastery of Physical Nature: Brunelleschi and Alberti; Three. Genesis and the Reproduction of Life: Masaccio and Michelangelo; Four. The Rebirth of Venus and the Feminization of Beauty: Botticelli; PART III. A BALANCE OF POWER: PICTORIAL METAPHORS FOR NATURE IN TRANSITION; Five. Nature's Special Child: Leonardo da Vinci. Six. The Goddess in Arcady: GiorgionePART IV. ART AND NATURE IN THE CINQUECENTO: FROM COMPETITOR TO MASTER; Seven. Love and Death in Venice: Titian; Eight. Art against Nature: Raphael, the Early Mannerists, and Late Michelangelo; Nine. Natura Bound: The Later Tuscan Mannerists; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Illustrations; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.|
Feminist historians of science and philosophy have shown that during the Italian Renaissance, the profound shift in the concept of nature--from an organic worldview to the scientific--was assisted by the gender metaphor that defined nature as female. In this provocative and groundbreaking book, Mary D. Garrard extends this analysis to the history of art and proposes that the larger shift was both anticipated and mediated by the visual arts. In case studies of such major figures as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giorgione, and Titian, Garrard exam.