Renaissance Theory

Renaissance Theory
Author : James Elkins
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2008-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781135902452
ISBN 13 : 1135902453
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renaissance Theory Book Description:

Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance scholarship, but issues of concern to art historians and critics in all fields. Organized as a virtual roundtable discussion, the contributors discuss rifts and disagreements about how to understand the Renaissance and debate the principal texts and authors of the last thirty years who have sought to reconceptualize the period. They then turn to the issue of the relation between modern art and the Renaissance: Why do modern art historians and critics so seldom refer to the Renaissance? Is the Renaissance our indispensable heritage, or are we cut off from it by the revolution of modernism? The volume includes an introduction by Rebecca Zorach and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on Renaissance art including Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole, Frederika Jakobs, Claire Farago, and Matt Kavaler.

A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Virginia Cox
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the root of modern Western culture. In her elegant new introduction, Virginia Cox offers a fresh vision of this iconic moment in European cultural history, when - between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries - Italy led the world in painting, building,
Icons in the Western Church
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jeana Visel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-06 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

Within the Eastern tradition of Christianity, the eikon, or religious image, has long held a place of honor. In the greater part of Western Christianity, however, discomfort with images in worship, both statues and panel icons, has been a relatively common current, particularly since the Reformation. In the Roman Catholic
The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance
Language: en
Authors: Michael Wyatt
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Renaissance in Italy continues to exercise a powerful hold on the popular imagination and on scholarly enquiry. This Companion presents a lively, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and current approach to the period that extends in Italy from the turn of the fourteenth century through the latter decades of the sixteenth. Addressed
On Art and Painting
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Michael Wyatt
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

This book is a collection of fourteen essays on the Dialogues on Painting, published by the Florentine-born Spanish painter and art theorist Vicente Carducho (1568–1638) in 1633. This was the first treatise in Spanish on the art of painting, written as part of a campaign led by Carducho in collaboration
Vasari's Words
Language: en
Authors: Douglas Biow
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, Douglas Biow analyzes Vasari's Lives of the Artists - often considered the first great work of art history in the modern era - from a new perspective. He focuses on key words and shows how they address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas circulating in late