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Only connect-- : art and the spectator in the Italian Renaissance

Author: John K G Shearman; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: [Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Series: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1988.; Bollingen series, 35, 37.
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John Shearman makes a plea for a more engaged reading of art works of the Italian Renaissance, one that will recognize the presupposition of Renaissance artists about their viewers. His book is the first attempt to construct a history of those Renaissance paintings and sculptures that are by design completed outside themselves in or by the spectator, that embrace the spectator into their narrative plot or aesthetic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John K G Shearman; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0691099723 9780691099729 0691019177 9780691019178
OCLC Number: 24218967
Notes: "The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C."
Credits: At foot of title page: The National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Description: xvii, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: A more engaged spectator --
A shared space --
Portraits and poets --
Domes --
History, and energy --
Imitation, and the slow fuse.
Series Title: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1988.; Bollingen series, 35, 37.
Responsibility: John Shearman.
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The author makes a plea for a more engaged reading of art works of the Italian Renaissance, one that recognizes the presuppositions of Renaissance artists about their viewers. He challenges the view  Read more...

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"Winner of the Charles Rufus Morey Award, College Art Association" "Shearman's six lectures contribute significantly to current debates about the interpretation of images, particularly in relation to Read more...

 
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