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  • Rethinking the High Renaissance

    The Culture of the Visual Arts in Early Sixteenth-Century Rome, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jill Burke

    The perception that the early sixteenth century saw a culmination of the Renaissance classical revival - only to degrade into mannerism shortly after Raphael's death in 1520 - has been extremely tenacious; but many scholars agree that this tidy narrative is deeply problematic. Exploring how we can…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau

    Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe is the first in-depth study of the major role played by royal monuments in the public space of expanding cities across eighteenth-century Europe. Using the royal public statues as the basis for its examination of modern European cities, the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages

    Essays on Medieval Fonts, Settings and Beliefs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens

    Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain

    1st Edition

    By Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Larry Silver

    This study provides a new analysis of the pictorial ensemble of the Torre de la Parada, the hunting lodge of King Philip IV of Spain. Created in the late 1630s by a group of artists led by Peter Paul Rubens, this cycle of mythological imagery and hunting scenes was completed by Diego Velázquez.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathleen Wren Christian, David J. Drogin

    The first book to be dedicated to the topic, Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture reappraises the creative and intellectual roles of sculptor and patron. The volume surveys artistic production from the Trecento to the Cinquecento in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Venice. Using a broad…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • The Late Paintings of Velázquez

    Theorizing Painterly Performance, 1st Edition

    By Giles Knox

    The startling conclusion of The Late Paintings of Velázquez is that Diego Velázquez painted two of his most famous works, The Spinners and Las Meninas, as theoretically informed manifestos of painterly brushwork. As a pair, Giles Knox argues, the two paintings form a learned retort to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Figural Sculpture in Eleventh-Century Dalmatia and Croatia

    Patronage, Architectural Context, History, 1st Edition

    By Magdalena Skoblar

    This is the first full-length, English-language study of eleventh-century figural sculpture produced in Dalmatia and Croatia. Challenging the dependency on stylistic analysis in previous scholarship, Magdalena Skoblar contextualises the visual presence of these relief carvings in their local…

    Hardback – 2016-10-27

  • Drawing Relationships in Northern Italian Renaissance Art

    Patronage and Theories of Invention, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giancarla Periti

    Vasari's celebration of the art of the central Italian cities of Florence, Rome and Venice, has long left in shadow the art of northern Italy. The economic and historical decline of the region compounded this effect with the dispersal of the treasures of the Farnese to Naples, the Este to Dresden…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

  • Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

    1st Edition

    By Lene Østermark-Johansen

    Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture is the first monograph to discuss the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic theories with his theories on language and writing, to demonstrate how his ideas of the visual and written language are…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    British Art: Global Contexts

  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands, 1st Edition

    By Todd M. Richardson

    Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands examines the later images by Bruegel in the context of two contemporary discourses - art theoretical and convivial. The first concerns the purely visual interactions between artists and artistic practices that unfold in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art

    Essays on Comedy as Social Vision, 1st Edition

    Edited by David R. Smith

    Dwelling on the rich interconnections between parody and festivity in humanist thought and popular culture alike, the essays in this volume delve into the nature and the meanings of festive laughter as it was conceived of in early modern art. The concept of 'carnival' supplies the main thread…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

  • Scale in Contemporary Sculpture

    Enlargement, Miniaturisation and the Life-Size, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Wells

    The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the growth of global capitalism. In particular, the book traces the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06

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