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Blood, milk, ink, gold : abundance and excess in the French Renaissance

Author: Rebecca Zorach
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With a wide-ranging yet richly detailed interdisciplinary approach, Rebecca Zorach examines the visual culture of the French Renaissance, where depictions of sacrifice, luxury, fertility, violence, metamorphosis, and sexual excess are central. Zorach looks at the cultural, political, and individual roles that played out in these artistic themes and how eventually, these aesthetics of exuberant abundance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bildband
Named Person: Franz, Frankreich König; Rosso, Fiorentino; Hof
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Zorach
ISBN: 0226989372 9780226989372
OCLC Number: 55846620
Description: xvi, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface: Figures of Excess xiii --
Chapter 1 Incomprehensible Abundance? An Introduction 1 --
Chapter 2 Blood 33 --
Sacrifice and Generation at Fontainebleau 33 --
The Galerie Francois Premier 38 --
Iconology 43 --
Fontainebleau Nova Pandora 48 --
Death and Rebirth 53 --
The Death of Adonis 59 --
The Aesthetics of Sacrifice 66 --
Impossible Bodies 77 --
Chapter 3 Milk 83 --
Visual Rhetorics 83 --
Nature/France 88 --
Cybele and Artemis 90 --
Fertile Gaul's Fat Breasts 103 --
Charles and Elizabeth 107 --
The Lust of the Earth 120 --
Natural Antiquity 126 --
Chapter 4 Ink 135 --
Goods, Design, Desire 135 --
Ornament and the "School of Fontainebleau" 140 --
Copia and Curiosity 158 --
The Golden Fleece 164 --
Inanimate Reproduction 177 --
Problems of Number 184 --
Chapter 5 Gold 189 --
The Other Side of Increase 189 --
Living Gold 190 --
Mutability 196 --
Royal Responses 203 --
The New World 208 --
Inflation and the Hubris of Kings 212 --
The Golden Age 214 --
Circe's Golden Rod 220 --
Counterfeit Bodies 226 --
Epilogue: Animation and De-animation 237.
Responsibility: Rebecca Zorach.
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From marvelous works by Francois Clouct to Benvenuto Cellini's golden saltcellar fashioned for Francis I, Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold covers an astounding range of subjects with precision and panache,  Read more...


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