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Concepts of beauty in Renaissance art

Author: Mary Ann Rogers; Francis Ames-Lewis
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Jacob Burckhardt's 1860 assertion that commitment to beauty was a defining characteristic of Italian Renaissance culture has been widely accepted but little has been done to define the concept of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ann Rogers; Francis Ames-Lewis
ISBN: 0754600610 9780754600619
OCLC Number: 44101790
Notes: Originally published: 1998.
Description: xvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The biographical basis of Renaissance aesthetics, John Onians; the perception of beauty in landscape in the quattrocento, Alison Cole; "condecenti et netti" - beauty, dress and gender in Italian Renaissance art, Jane Bridgeman; Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti and a practical definition of magnificence in the context of Renaisssance architecture, Rupert Shepherd; beauty as an aesthetic and artistic ideal in late 15th-century Florence, David Hemsolt; defining the beautiful in early Renaissance Germany, Andrew Morrall; the artist as beauty, Mary Rogers; "la piu bella e melio lavarata opera" - beauty and good design in Italian Renaissance architecture, Georgia Clarke; poetry in motion - beauty in movement and the Renaissance conception of leggiadria, Sharon Fermor; resplendent vessels - Parmigianino at work in the Steccata, Mary Vaccaro; Michalangelo's Christian neoplatonic aesthetic of beauty in his early ouevre - the nuditas virtualis image, Joanne Snow-Smith; Venetian glass and Renaissance self-fashioning, Paul Hills; Vasari's interpretation of female beauty, Liana de Girolami Cheney; the notion of beauty in Francesco Bocchi's "Bellezze della citta di Fiorenza" I, Thomas Frangenberg; the notion of beauty in Francesco Bocchi's "Bellezze della citta di Fiorenza" II, Robert Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Francis Ames-Lewis and Mary Rogers.

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