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Pieter Bruegel and the art of laughter

Author: Walter S Gibson; Pieter Bruegel
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569), generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the sixteenth century, was described as a supremely comic artist. This book explores the function and production of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel; Pieter Bruegel, de Oudere; Pieter Bruegel, de Oudere.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter S Gibson; Pieter Bruegel
ISBN: 0520245210 9780520245211
OCLC Number: 57514894
Notes: "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint."
Description: xxi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments prologue Deciphering Bruegel chapter 1 The Commodity of Laughter in the Sixteenth Century chapter 2 Bruegel's Art of Laughter chapter 3 A Bankrupt and His Bruegels chapter 4 Rustic Revels chapter 5 Making Good Cheer chapter 6 The Devil's Nemesis: Griet and Her Sisters epilogue Taking Laughter Seriously Notes Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Walter S. Gibson.
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"In Pieter Bruegel and the Art of Laughter Walter Gibson makes it abundantly clear that laughter is a key feature in many of Bruegel's works. He examines witty and humorous elements in Bruegel's Read more...

 
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