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Visualizing Boccaccio

Author: Jill M Ricketts
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Visualizing Boccaccio represents an intriguing 1997 approach to the interpretation of Boccaccio's classic book of erotic tales, The Decameron. In a comparison of selected tales from The Decameron  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Named Person: Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio; Giovanni Boccaccio
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill M Ricketts
ISBN: 0521496004 9780521496001
OCLC Number: 503210411
Description: x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Beastly Gualtieri: another audience for the Tale of Griselda; 2. Illuminating metaphors: the tale of Tancredi, Ghismunda and Guiscardo; 3. Boccaccio, Botticelli and the tale of Nastagio: the subversion of visuality by painting; 4. Imaginative artistry: Giotto, Boccaccio and Pasolini; 5. Living pictures: high art pastiche and the cruising gaze in Pasolini's Decameron.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Responsibility: Jill M. Ricketts.

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