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New Horizons in Trecento Italian Art

Author : Bryan Keene
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The fourteenth century in Italy, the age of Giotto, Dante, and Boccaccio, widely known as the trecento, was a pivotal moment in art history and in European culture. The studies in this volume present new approaches to art in this important but often neglected period of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Scholars at various stages in their careers discuss a wide range of topics including architecture, cultural exchange, materiality, politics, patronage, and devotion, contributing to a new understanding of how art was made and experienced in this nodal century. These papers were originally presented at the Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in November of 2018.

Emotions Art and Christianity in the Transatlantic World 1450 1800

Author : Heather Graham
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A study into the role of visual and material culture in shaping early modern emotional experiences, c. 1450–1800

An Introduction to the Study of Dante

Author : John Addington Symonds
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A Cultural History of the Modern Age

Author : Egon Friedell
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Historian, philosopher, critic, playwright, journalist, and actor, Egon Friedell was a key figure in the extraordinary flowering of Viennese culture between the two world wars. His masterpiece, A Cultural History of the Modern Age, demonstrates the intellectual universality that Friedell saw as guarantor of the continuity and regeneration of European civilization. Following a brilliant opening essay on cultural history and why it should be studied, the first volume begins with an analysis of the transformation of the Medieval mind as it evolved from the Black Death to the Thirty Years War. The emphasis is on the spiritual and cultural vortex of civilization, but Friedell never forgets the European roots in pestilence, death, and superstition that animate a contrary drive toward reason, refinement, intellectual curiosity, and scientific knowledge. While these values reached their apogee during the Renaissance, Friedell shows that each cultural victory is precarious, and Europe was always in danger of slipping back into barbarism. Friedell's historical vision embraces the whole of Western culture and its development. It is a consistent probing for the divine in the world's course and is, therefore, theology; it is research into the basic forces of the human soul and is, therefore, psychology; it is the most illuminating presentation of the forms of state and society and, therefore, is politics; the most varied collection of all art-creations and is, therefore, aesthetics. Thomas Mann regarded Friedell as one of the great stylists in the German language. Like the works of the great novelist, A Cultural History of the Modern Age offers a dramatic history of the last six centuries, showing the driving forces of each age. The new introduction provides a fascinating biographical sketch of Friedell and his cultural milieu and analyzes his place in intellectual history.

The Cambridge History of Italian Literature

Author : Charles Peter Brand
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Presents a comprehensive survey of Italian literature from its earliest origins to the present

Ancient and modern masters

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Appreciating Italy

Author : Robert Englekirk
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Appreciating Italy is that rarest of travelogues that not only directs the traveler to a travel destination, but also provides a brief review of the historical evolution of the region. Unlike travel books that merely tell you what you should see, Appreciating Italy explains why you should see it, giving you background information on each city¿s history, culture, art and architecture ¿ background information that can¿t help but add another dimension to the enjoyment of your holiday. Primary destinations explored include Rome, Florence and Venice as well as the regions that surround each ¿ Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Capri, Sorrento and the south; Tuscany, Pisa, Siena and Asissi; and the Veneto: Verona, Vicenza, Basano del Grapa, Ravenna and the Palladio Villas. Appreciating Italy provides: - itineraries for Italy and each of its region, - itineraries for each city, - walking tours of major cities, - museum tours, highlighting major works of art, - detailed descriptions of highlighted works of art, - insight into the architectural styles of Italy. Appreciating Italy will help to maximize your cultural enjoyment of an Italian adventure and yet allow you the time to enjoy the pizza, pasta, vino, gelato, and ambiance that have put Italy on every tourist¿s itinerary.

The Cambridge History of Italian Literature

Author : Peter Brand
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Presents a comprehensive survey of Italian literature from its earliest origins to the present

Italian Painting from the Trecento to the End of the Renaissance

Author : Robert Oertel
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Giotto to D rer

Author : Jill Dunkerton
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"This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection ... some 70 of the finest and best known paintings in the Gallery are examined in detail"--Cover.