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Manhood, marriage & mischief : Rembrandt's 'Night watch' and other Dutch group portraits

Author: Harry Berger
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, 'Manhood, Marriage, & Mischief' offers an account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social context of portrait sitters who are husbands and householders as well as members of civic and proto-military organizations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Berger, Harry.
Manhood, marriage & mischief.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006038241
(OCoLC)76794761
Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Berger
ISBN: 9780823240937 0823240932 9780823248148 0823248143
OCLC Number: 794702333
Notes: OldControl:muse9780823248148.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 272 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part One: Group Portraits and the Fictions of the Pose --
Toward the Interpretation of Performance Anxiety --
Portraiture and the Fictions of the Pose --
The Posographical Imperative: A Comparison of Genres --
Group Portraiture: Coming Together and Coming Apart --
Alois Riegl and the Posographical Imperative --
Performance Anxiety and the Belated Viewer --
Part Two: Militias and Marriage --
Male Bondage and the Military Imperative --
Social Sources of Performance Anxiety --
Part Three Picturing Family Values --
The Preacher's Wife --
Women with Elbows --
Families Making Music --
Part Four: 'The Night Watch' As Homosocial Pastoral --
The Night Watch: How the Sandbank Crumbles --
Evasive Action: Three Ways to Shore Up the Sandbank --
Captain Cocq and the Unruly Musketeer --
Disaggregation as Class Conflict --
Manual Mischief: The Loneliness of the Red Musketeer --
Between Stad and Stadholder: Captain Cocq's Dilemma --
Posographical Misfires --
An Odd Couple: the Ghost of Anslo's Wife --
Coda: Playing Soldier.
Other Titles: Manhood, marriage, and mischief
Responsibility: Harry Berger, Jr.
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