Cultural aesthetics : renaissance literature and the practice of social ornament (Book, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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Cultural aesthetics : renaissance literature and the practice of social ornament

Author: Patricia Fumerton
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brilliant postmodern critique of Renaissance subjectivity, Cultural Aesthetics explores the simultaneous formation and fragmentation of aristocratic "selfhood" in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Patricia Fumerton situates the self within its sumptuous array of "trivial" arts--including the court literatures of chivalric romance, sonnet, and masque and the arts of architecture, miniature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Fumerton
ISBN: 0226269523 9780226269528 9780226269535 0226269531
OCLC Number: 23384580
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Still Life: Clock, Jewel, Orange --
Exchanging Gifts: The Elizabethan Currency of Children and Romance --
Secret Arts: Elizabethan Miniatures and Sonnets --
Consuming the Void Jacobean Banquets and Masques --
The Veil of Topicality: Trade and Ornament in Neptune's Triumph.
Responsibility: Patricia Fumerton.
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A brilliant postmodern critique of Renaissance subjectivity, Cultural Aesthetics explores the simultaneous formation and fragmentation of aristocratic "selfhood" in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Patricia Fumerton situates the self within its sumptuous array of "trivial" arts--including the court literatures of chivalric romance, sonnet, and masque and the arts of architecture, miniature painting, stage design, and cuisine. Her integration of historicist and aesthetic perspectives makes this a provocative contribution to the vigorous field of Renaissance cultural studies.

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