Art, Theory, and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy: From Techne to Metatechne by Robert WilliamsArt, Theory, and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy: From Techne to Metatechne by Robert Williams

Art, Theory, and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy: From Techne to Metatechne

byRobert Williams

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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Art, Theory and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy offers a critical overview of the literature on the visual arts produced during the High and Late Renaissance. Analyzing and interpreting texts by such writers as Vasari, Lomazzo, Zuccaro, and Tasso, Robert Williams demonstrates how these works offer insight into the experience of contemporary viewers, thus permitting a clearer view of the relationship between abstract thought and lived experience. By focusing on a heretofore neglected, but important body of literature, Williams shows how an understanding of it can transform our knowledge and appreciation of the Renaissance.

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Title:Art, Theory, and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Italy: From Techne to MetatechneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521184339

ISBN - 13:9780521184335

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Vasari's concept of Disegno; 2. Style, decorum and aesthetic experience; 3. Absolute art: Lomazzo, Zuccaro and Tasso; 4. Francesco Bocchi; Conclusion.

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"This is a well-written, well-conceived, provocative study and will fascinate those interested in Renaissance thought..." Renaissance and Reformation