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Visual Culture in Early Modernity


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A forum for the critical inquiry of the visual arts in the early modern world, Visual Culture in Early Modernity promotes new models of inquiry and new narratives of early modern art and its history. We welcome proposals for both monographs and essay collections that consider the cultural production and reception of images and objects. The range of topics covered in this series includes, but is not limited to, painting, sculpture and architecture as well as material objects, such as domestic furnishings, religious and/or ritual accessories, costume, scientific/medical apparata, erotica, ephemera and printed matter. We seek innovative investigations of western and non-western visual culture produced between 1400 and 1800.

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Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration

Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy: The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration

1st Edition

By Minou Schraven
February 05, 2018

Celebrated at the heart of a notoriously unstable period, the Vacant See, papal funerals in early modern Rome easily fell prey to ceremonial chaos and disorder. Charged with maintaining decorum, papal Masters of Ceremonies supervised all aspects of the funeral, from the correct handling of the ...

The Spiritual Rococo Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia

The Spiritual Rococo: Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia

1st Edition

By Gauvin Alexander Bailey
December 18, 2017

A groundbreaking approach to Rococo religious décor and spirituality in Europe and South America, The Spiritual Rococo addresses three basic conundrums that impede our understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and culture. Why did the Rococo, ostensibly the least spiritual style in the ...

The 'Small Landscape' Prints in Early Modern Netherlands

The 'Small Landscape' Prints in Early Modern Netherlands

1st Edition

By Alexandra Onuf
December 13, 2017

In 1559 and 1561, the Antwerp print publisher Hieronymus Cock issued an unprecedented series of landscape prints known today simply as the Small Landscapes. The forty-four prints included in the series offer views of the local countryside surrounding Antwerp in simple, unembellished compositions. ...

Federico Barocci Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

Federico Barocci: Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

1st Edition

Edited By Judith W. Mann
October 18, 2017

Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533–1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate ...

The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439–1650 Italian Art and Theatre

The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439–1650: Italian Art and Theatre

1st Edition

By Alessandra Buccheri
October 12, 2017

The studies in which history of art and theatre are considered together are few, and none to date investigate the evolution of the representation of clouds from the early Renaissance to the Baroque period. This book reconsiders the origin of Italian Renaissance and Baroque cloud compositions while ...

The Realism of Piero della Francesca

The Realism of Piero della Francesca

1st Edition

By Joost Keizer
September 25, 2017

The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero’s paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his ...

Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing

Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing

1st Edition

By Catherine H. Lusheck
August 04, 2017

Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish, ...

Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

1st Edition

Edited By Sven Dupré, Christine Göttler
July 06, 2017

In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and ...

Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650

Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650

1st Edition

Edited By John R. Decker, Mitzi Kirkland-Ives
June 16, 2017

Bodies mangled, limbs broken, skin flayed, blood spilled: from paintings to prints to small sculptures, the art of the late Middle Ages and early modern period gave rise to disturbing scenes of violence. Many of these torture scenes recall Christ’s Passion and its aftermath, but the martyrdoms of ...

Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome

Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Gillgren, Mårten Snickare
May 31, 2017

A new interest in the study of early modern ritual, ceremony, formations of personal and collective identities, social roles, and the production of meaning inside and outside the arts have made it possible to talk today about a performative turn in the humanities. In Performativity and Performance ...

Sense and the Senses in Early Modern Art and Cultural Practice

Sense and the Senses in Early Modern Art and Cultural Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Alice E. Sanger, Siv Tove Kulbrandstad Walker
May 31, 2017

Employing a wide range of approaches from various disciplines, contributors to this volume explore the diverse ways in which European art and cultural practice from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries confronted, interpreted, represented and evoked the realm of the sensual. Sense ...

The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen Reinventing Christian Painting after the Reformation in Utrecht

The Religious Paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen: Reinventing Christian Painting after the Reformation in Utrecht

1st Edition

By Natasha T. Seaman
May 31, 2017

The first in-depth study of the Utrecht artist to address questions beyond connoisseurship and attribution, this book makes a significant contribution to Ter Brugghen and Northern Caravaggist studies. Focusing on the Dutch master's simultaneous use of Northern archaisms with Caravaggio's motifs ...

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