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The building in the text : Alberti to Shakespeare and Milton

Author: Roy T Eriksen
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2001.
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"In The Building in the Text, Roy Eriksen shows that Renaissance writers conceived of their texts in accordance with architectural principles. His approach opens the way to wide-ranging discussions of the structure and meaning of a variety of literary texts and also provides new insights into the famed architectural ekphrases of Alberti and Vasari." "Analyzing such words as "plot," "topos," "fabrica," and "stanza,"

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Leon Battista Alberti; Ludovico Ariosto; John Milton; William Shakespeare; Torquato Tasso; Giorgio Vasari
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy T Eriksen
ISBN: 0271020229 9780271020228 9780271027838 0271027835
OCLC Number: 42726253
Description: xxi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Architecture and the art of plotting --
Pulcherrimum carmen: Latin paraclausithyra and the period as a poetic ideal --
Edificare: representing brunelleschi's Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore --
"Ordine con più ornamento": Vasari's Lives of Michelangelo (1550 and 1568) --
"Una fabrica di non tanta grandezza": the architecture of Tasso's Paragone --
Designing epic rooms: Ariosto, Tasso, and Milton.
Responsibility: Roy Eriksen.
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A study of the parallels between the humanistic principles of Renaissance architecture and the design of literary structures. Roy Eriksen discloses the fundamental spatial symmetries and complexities  Read more...


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"Highly original yet well founded historically: an important contribution to the scholarship of the Italian Renaissance."-Alastair Fowler, University of Edinburgh "While rhetoric has been central to Read more...

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