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Brunelleschi s Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy (Hardback)

Mary Garrard

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ISBN 10: 0520261526 / ISBN 13: 9780520261525
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Feminist historians of science and philosophy have shown that during the Italian Renaissance, the profound shift in the concept of nature - from an organic worldview to the scientific - was assisted by the gender metaphor that defined nature as female. In this provocative and groundbreaking book, Mary D. Garrard extends this analysis to the history of art and proposes that the larger shift was both anticipated and mediated by the visual arts. In case studies of such major figures as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giorgione, and Titian, Garrard examines the changing relationship of art and nature in the Renaissance, and shows how they were cast by artists and theorists as gendered competitors in a steadily escalating rhetoric. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520261525

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Titre : Brunelleschi s Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Feminist historians of science and philosophy have shown that during the Italian Renaissance, the profound shift in the concept of nature - from an organic worldview to the scientific - was assisted by the gender metaphor that defined nature as female. In this provocative and groundbreaking book, Mary D. Garrard extends this analysis to the history of art and proposes that the larger shift was both anticipated and mediated by the visual arts. In case studies of such major figures as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giorgione, and Titian, Garrard examines the changing relationship of art and nature in the Renaissance, and shows how they were cast by artists and theorists as gendered competitors in a steadily escalating rhetoric.

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"Brunelleschi's Egg is an immensely stimulating, thought-provoking book that represents a major contribution to Renaissance studies." -- Marilyn Dunn Renaissance Qtly 20110929 "Excellent... Mary Garrard's contributions to art history are considerable." -- Marjorie Och Woman's Art Journal 20120509

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