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Antiquity and its Interpreters - Alina Payne

Antiquity and its Interpreters

By: Alina Payne (Editor), Ann Kuttner (Editor), Rebekah Smick (Editor)

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Published: 13th February 2000
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Antiquity and Its Interpreters examines how the physical and textual remains of the ancient Romans were viewed and received by writers, artists, and cultural makers of early modern Italy. The case studies analyze specific texts, the archaeological projects that made "antiquity" available, the revival of art history and theory, and the appropriation of antiquities to serve social ideologies, among other topics.

"...this volume makes a significant contribution to our efforts to comprehend the past. It offers...important new perspectives and insights on the physical and textual remains of antiquity and their reception by artists, architects, and writers from medieval to modern times." Sixteenth Century Journal

Introduction
Inhabiting History
Historical self-definition
Imitation
P. Petrarch and the broken city
Acquiring a classical past: historical appropriation in Renaissance Venice Patricia
Ordering history and style: Georgio Vasari on the art of history
Historical continuities
Renaissance and real estate: the medieval afterlife of the Temple of Diana in
Imaginary architecture and antiquity: the fountain of Venus in Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia
Antiquity consumed: transformations at San Marco, Venice Marina Belozerskaya and
Cultural Pursued
The heritage of Zeuxis: painting, rhetoric and history
Mind's passion: conjugating rationality and sensuality in neo-platonic interpretations of Italian Renaissance art
The transformation of ancient landscape through the ideology of Christian reform
The (re)emergence of the aesthetic
Ut poesis architectura: Gherardo Spini and Italian archietectural criticism circa 1570
Viewing the art of Michelangelo: visual metaphor in the art critical tradition of the Renaissance
The body and antiquity in Alberti's art theoretical writings
Patterns of transumption in Renaissance architectural theory
Culture Produced
Textual exegesis
Pliny's laocoon?
Symmetry and eurythmy: classical theory in architecture from Vitruvius to Bernini to the present day
Appropriation contexts: decor, Furor Bacchicus, Convivium
Si come dice Vetruvio: images of antiquity in early Renaissance theory of architecture
Coda
Antiquity and the Renaissance from the outside
Remaking antiquity in eighteenth-century Seville Catherine
Winckelmann and Warburg: contrasting attitutudes toward the instrumental authority of ancient art
Figural speculations Michael
Writing history, viewing art: the question of the humanist's eye
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ISBN: 9780521594004
ISBN-10: 0521594006
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 13th February 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.46