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Visions of the courtly body : the patronage of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham, and the triumph of painting at the Stuart Court

Author: Christiane Hille
Publisher: Berlin : Akademie, [2012] ©2012
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"As the first comprehensive study of Buckingham's patronage of the visual arts, this book is concerned with the question of how the painted image of the courtier transferred strategies of social distinction that had originated in the masque to the language of painting. Establishing a new grammar in the competing rhetorics of bodily self-fashioning, this recast notion of portraiture contributed to an epistemological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hille, Christiane.
Visions of the courtly body.
Berlin : Akademie, c2012
Named Person: George Villiers Buckingham, Duke of; George Villiers Buckingham, Duke of; George Villiers Buckingham, Duke of
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Hille
ISBN: 9783050062556 305006255X 1306488060 9781306488068
OCLC Number: 872654764
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 302 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Responsibility: Christiane Hille.

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"As the first comprehensive study of Buckingham's patronage of the visual arts, this book is concerned with the question of how the painted image of the courtier transferred strategies of social distinction that had originated in the masque to the language of painting. Establishing a new grammar in the competing rhetorics of bodily self-fashioning, this recast notion of portraiture contributed to an epistemological change in perceptions of visual representation at the early modern English court, in the course of which painting advanced to the central art form in the aesthetics of kingship." (cover - p. 4).

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