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Vasari's words : the 'Lives of the artists' as a history of ideas in the Italian Renaissance / Douglas Biow, University of Texas, Austin.

By: Biow, Douglas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019Description: xxii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781108472050 (hardback).Subject(s): Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574. Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori et scultori italiani | Art, Renaissance -- Italy
Contents:
Professione/profession -- Ingegno/genius -- Prestezza/speed -- Tempo/time -- Notte/Night.
Summary: "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 keywords and shows how they address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas circulating in late Renaissance Italy. The keywords chosen for this study investigate five seemingly divergent, yet still interconnected, ideas. What does it mean to have a "profession," professione, and possess "genius," ingegno, in the visual arts? How is "speed,"prestezza, valued among visual artists of the period and how is "time," tempo, conceptualized in Vasari's narrative and descriptions of visual art?". Finally, how is the "night", notte, conceived and visually represented ad a distinct span of time in the Lives? Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: AD New acquisitions 2020 | AD New acquisitions. August 2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Professione/profession -- Ingegno/genius -- Prestezza/speed -- Tempo/time -- Notte/Night.

"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 keywords and shows how they address a variety of compelling, culturally determined ideas circulating in late Renaissance Italy. The keywords chosen for this study investigate five seemingly divergent, yet still interconnected, ideas. What does it mean to have a "profession," professione, and possess "genius," ingegno, in the visual arts? How is "speed,"prestezza, valued among visual artists of the period and how is "time," tempo, conceptualized in Vasari's narrative and descriptions of visual art?". Finally, how is the "night", notte, conceived and visually represented ad a distinct span of time in the Lives? Provided by publisher.

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