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Visualizing Boccaccio : Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini - Jill M. Ricketts

Visualizing Boccaccio

Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2009
ISBN: 9780521496001
Number Of Pages: 228

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Visualizing Boccaccio represents a new approach to the interpretation of Boccaccio's classic book of erotic tales, The Decameron. In a comparison of selected tales from The Decameron with works by Cimabue and Giotto, fifteenth-century manuscript illumination, a series of paintings by Botticelli, and Pier Paolo Pasolini's cinematic interpretation of the tales, Ricketts demonstrates how the juxtaposition of verbal and visual renditions permits new interpretations of each of these works.

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"...a book rich in enlightening analysis of visual detail and eager to assess the symbolic weight of such intangibles as color and form..." Choice "Ricketts has set out to write an ambitious book, covering some six centuries and a variety of literary and visual forms. Its topic is important and its approach is potentially illuminating." Envoi ...very insightful analysis, especially of the visual art, which ranges from the paintings of Giotto and Bruegel and some anonymous fifteenth-century French manuscript illustrations to Pasolini's film, Decamerone." Studies in Iconography "As rich and multi-faceted as the works of Boccaccio are, it is not surprising that they have been the impetus for hundreds of studies over several centuries." MANUSCRIPTA Vol 42 1998 Historical Review Dec 2001

Beastly Gualtieri: another audience for the Tale of Griselda
Illuminating metaphors: the tale of Tancredi, Ghismunda and Guiscardo
Boccaccio, Botticelli and the tale of Nastagio: the subversion of visuality by painting
Imaginative artistry
Living pictures: high art pastiche and the cruising gaze in Pasolini's Decameron
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ISBN: 9780521496001
ISBN-10: 0521496004
Series: Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 30th November 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.51