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In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy ePub download

by Douglas Biow

  • Author: Douglas Biow
  • ISBN: 0804762163
  • ISBN13: 978-0804762168
  • ePub: 1887 kb | FB2: 1657 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (November 24, 2009)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 220
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In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy ePub download

Douglas Biow's In Your Face is a fascinating study of the nature of literary and artistic eccentricity in late Renaissance Italy

Douglas Biow's In Your Face is a fascinating study of the nature of literary and artistic eccentricity in late Renaissance Italy. He reminds us that, in an era in which writers such as Castiglione polished the image of the perfect courtier, many of the most interesting figures were deliberately and provocatively uncouth. This is a terrific, thought-provoking book. Paula Findlen, Stanford University. More in and Cultural.

Douglas Biow's In Your Face is a fascinating study of the nature of literary and artistic eccentricity in late Renaissance Italy

Douglas Biow's In Your Face is a fascinating study of the nature of literary and artistic eccentricity in late Renaissance Italy. Paula Findlen Stanford University). The fascinating case studies of In Your Face.

In the elitist court society of sixteenth-century Italy, where moderation, limitation, and discretion were generally held to be essential virtues, these men consistently sought to In Your Face concentrates on the Renaissance concern with "self-fashioning" by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art.

CHAPTER 2 Pietro Aretino and the Art of Conspicuous Consumption.

this book is in large measure about how the improprieties of a group of writers and visual artists in sixteenth-century Italy were encoded in their works of art. In the process it addresses the performance of gender as it examines exclusively men who ostensibly lacked professional propriety in a period when professional propriety was being codified in a number of influential and widely printed treatises and in social practice. CHAPTER 2 Pietro Aretino and the Art of Conspicuous Consumption.

This is a book to read and also to revisit for subsequent readings. Students of the Italian Renaissance will find much that is at once familiar and fresh in this intriguing volume. - Patrice Ross "A new take on the much mentioned self-fashioning in The Renaissance is to be found in Douglas Biow's remarkable book In Your Face.

Douglas Biow is the Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial .

Douglas Biow is the Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor. He is the author of a number of articles and five books: Mirabile Dictu: Representations of the Marvelous in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (Michigan, 1996); Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy (Chicago, 2002), the recipient of a Robert W. Hamilton Book Award; The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy (Cornell, 2006), named a Choice

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In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010.

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In Your Face concentrates on the Renaissance concern with "self-fashioning" by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the elitist court society of sixteenth-century Italy, where moderation, limitation, and discretion were generally held to be essential virtues, these men consistently sought to stand out and to underplay their conspicuousness at once. The heroes (or anti-heroes) of this book―Michelangelo Buonarroti, Benvenuto Cellini, Pietro Aretino, and Anton Francesco Doni―violated norms of decorum by promoting themselves aggressively and by using writing or artworks to memorialize their assertiveness and intractable delight in parading themselves as transgressive and insubordinate on a grand scale. Focusing on these sorts of writers and visual artists, Biow constructs a version of the Italian Renaissance that is neither the elegant one of Castiglione's and Vasari's courts―so recently favored in scholarly accounts―nor the dark, conspiratorial one of Niccolò Machiavelli's and Francesco Guicciardini's princely states.