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Picturing the 'Pregnant' Magdalene in Northern Art, 1430-1550

Addressing and Undressing the Sinner-Saint

by Penny Howell Jolly

<p>Examining innovations in Mary Magdalene imagery in northern art 1430 to 1550, Penny Jolly explores how the saint’s widespread popularity drew upon her ability to embody oppositions and embrace a range of paradoxical roles: sinner-prostitute ...

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Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature

by Elizabeth Alice Honig

<p>In sixteenth-century Northern Europe, during a time of increasing religious and political conflict, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel explored how people perceived human nature. Bruegel turned his critical eye and peerless paintbrush to ...

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Poetry in a World of Things

Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

by Rachel Eisendrath

<p>We have become used to looking at art from a stance of detachment. In order to be objective, we create a “mental space” between ourselves and the objects of our investigation, separating internal and external worlds. This detachment dates ...

ISBN: 9780226516752

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Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

by Euripides Altintzoglou

<p>This book analyzes the philosophical origins of dualism in portraiture in Western culture during the Classical period, through to contemporary modes of portraiture. Dualism – the separation of mind from body - plays a central part in ...

ISBN: 9780429016707

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Poussin's Humour

by Tony Green

<p>This book hopes it will pose some critical questions of method for the study of the arts. These essays reveal a Nicolas Poussin that has rarely been noticed before. Is that because he has been so honoured as a great classical master – serious

ISBN: 9781908557520

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Raphael

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Nicholas Penny

<p>The Italian painter, draughtsman, and architect known as Raphael has always been acknowledged as one of the greatest European artists. In his own time he was one of the most famous painters working in Italy during the High Renaissance, ...

ISBN: 9780190297954

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Rembrandt's Angel

by Steven M. Moore

<p>Esther Brookstone’s life is at a crossroads. A Scotland Yard inspector who specializes in stolen art, she’s reluctantly considering retirement. A three-time widow, she can’t quite decide whether paramour and colleague Interpol Agent Bastiann ...

ISBN: 9781946409034

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Rembrandt's Artistic Biblical Interpretations, From The Attic Of Civilization

by Leonard Girsh

<p>Biblical teachings and interpretations, along with Rembrandt&apos;s paintings, provided absorbing reading material, served as an introduction to Dr. Girsh’s medical education and seeded the inspiration for these books. He developed a unique ...

ISBN: 9781301695638

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Rembrandt's Religious Prints

The Feddersen Collection at the Snite Museum of Art

by Charles M. Rosenberg

<p>Rembrandt’s stunning religious prints stand as evidence of the Dutch master’s extraordinary skill as a technician and as a testament to his genius as a teller of tales. Here, several virtually unknown etchings, collected by the Feddersen ...

ISBN: 9780253025906

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Renaissance Art & Science @ Florence

by Susan B. Puett & J. David Puett

<p>The creativity of the human mind was brilliantly displayed during the Florentine Renaissance when artists, mathematicians, astronomers, apothecaries, architects, and others embraced the interconnectedness of their disciplines. Artists used ...

ISBN: 9781612481388

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Renaissance Florence: Four Books

by John Ruskin

<p>This book collection file includes: Mornings in Florence by John Ruskin, Val d'Arno by John Ruskin, History of Florence by Machiavelli, and the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781455447725

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Renaissance Milan

by J.H. Plumb

Milan possessed great wealth, and in the Sforza and Visconti families, able rulers, who created a state equal in power to Florence and Venice. The story of Renaissance Milan, writes the eminent British historian Sir J. H. Plumb, is best ...

ISBN: 9781612308753

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Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

by Natsumi Nonaka

<p>This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the

ISBN: 9781351858175

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Renaissance Woman

The Life of Vittoria Colonna

by Ramie Targoff

<p><strong>A biography of Vittoria Colonna, confidante of Michelangelo, scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance</strong></p> <p>Ramie Targoff’s <em>Renaissance Woman</em> tells of ...

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Saint Marks

Words, Images, and What Persists

by Jonathan Goldberg

<p><em>Saint Marks</em> invokes and pluralizes the figure of Mark in order to explore relations between painting and writing. Emphasizing that the saint is not a singular biographical individual in the various biblical and hagiographic texts ...

ISBN: 9780823282098

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Sandro Botticelli

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Charles Dempsey

<p>Sandro Botticelli, painter and draughtsman, was one of the most esteemed painters in Italy in his lifetime, enjoying the patronage of the leading families of Florence, summoned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and

ISBN: 9780190297893

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Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul

by B. Deniz Calis-Kural

<p>Sehrengiz is an Ottoman genre of poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns of the Ottoman Empire from the early sixteenth century to the early eighteenth century. This book examines the urban culture of Ottoman Istanbul ...

ISBN: 9781317057727

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Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

The Italian Influence

by Michele Marrapodi

<p>Critical investigation into the rubric of 'Shakespeare and the visual arts' has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on ...

ISBN: 9781351815123

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Siting Michelangelo

Spectatorship, Site Specificity & Soundscape

by Peter Gillgren

<p>Michelangelo's originality as an artist lay not only in ideas about perfection and beauty, but also in his unique approach to the artistic process and art's site specificity. Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the sculptures of

ISBN: 9789188661074

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The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

Materials, Power and Manipulation

by Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka & Grazyna Jurkowlaniec

<p>This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each

ISBN: 9781351681490

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