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Engraved gems : survivals and revivals

Author: Clifford M Brown
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art ; Hannover : Distributed by the University Press of New England, ©1997.
Series: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), 54.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium papers ;, 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains 17 papers on the history of engraved gems (including both intaglios and cameos) from ancient Greece through the nineteenth century. They address the influence of Greek and Roman gems on postclassical painters, sculptors and gem engravers as well as the collecting of gems in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and later periods.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Brown
ISBN: 0894682717 9780894682711
OCLC Number: 38075390
Notes: Proceedings of a symposium held Nov. 18-19, 1994.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface / Henry A. Millon --
Introduction / Clifford Malcolm Brown --
Classical gems and media interaction / John Boardman --
Et in arcadia ego: satyrs and maenads in the ancient world and beyond / Martin Henig --
Early Christian gems and their rediscovery / Jeffrey Spier --
Carolingian engraved gems: 'golden Rome is reborn'? / Genevra Kornbluth --
'Interpretatio christiana': gems on the Shrine of the three kings in Cologne / Erika Zwierlein-Diehl --
Isabella d'Este Gonzaga's Augustus and Livia cameo and the 'Alexander and Olympias' gems in Vienna and Saint Petersburg / Clifford Malcolm Brown --
The Renaissance cameo-cut vase and its antecedents / Hugh Tait --
The use of cameos in the mounts of sixteenth-century Milanese pietre dure vases / Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti --
Glyptic sources of Renaissance art / Toby Yuen --
The symbolism of stones: engraved gems at the Medici grand-ducal court (1537-1609) / Martha McCrory --
Reproducing and reading gems in Rubens' circle / David Jaffé --
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc and antique glyptic / Marjon van der Meulen --
Engraved gems and northern European humanists / Marianne Maaskant-Kleibrink --
Giant cameos of the late eighteenth century in precious tablets with cameos and jewelry / Ingrid S. Weber --
An eighteenth-century collector as patron: the 4th Duke of Marlborough and the London engravers / Gertrud Seidmann --
The classical hero as ideal ruler on two early nineteenth-century Russian cameos / Julia O. Kagan --
The last gems: Italian neoclassical gem engravings and their impressions / Douglas Lewis.
Series Title: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), 54.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium papers ;, 32.
Responsibility: edited by Clifford Malcolm Brown.

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Contains 17 papers on the history of engraved gems (including both intaglios and cameos) from ancient Greece through the nineteenth century. They address the influence of Greek and Roman gems on postclassical painters, sculptors and gem engravers as well as the collecting of gems in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and later periods.

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