Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning by Cristelle BaskinsEarly Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning by Cristelle Baskins

Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning

EditorCristelle Baskins, Lisa Rosenthal

Hardcover | September 28, 2007

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The first book in over twenty-five years devoted solely to allegory and personification in art history, this anthology complements current literary and cultural studies of allegory. The volume re-examines early modern allegorical imagery in light of crucial material, contextual and methodological questions: how are allegories conceived; for whom; and for what purposes? Contributors consider a wide range of allegorical representations in the visual arts and material culture, of both early modern Europe and the colonial "New World" 1400-1800. Essays included here examine paintings, sculpture, prints, architecture and the spaces of public ritual while discussing the process and theory of interpretation, formation of audiences, reception history, appropriation and censorship. A special focus on the medium of the body in visual allegory unites the volume's diverse materials and methods.
Cristelle Baskins is Associate Professor of Art History at Tufts University, USA. Lisa Rosenthal is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Title:Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying MeaningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 28, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0754657604

ISBN - 13:9780754657606

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Making Allegory: Giotto, de Man and the allegorical impulse in Michelangelo, Laura Camille Agoston; The ends of allegory: Winckelmann, rococo and volcanic displacement, Christiane Hertel; Allegories of race: casta paintings and models for theorizing race, Oscar E. Vázquez. Allegories of Place: Giorgione's Assault: war and rape in renaissance Venice, Paul H.D. Kaplan; Shaping civic personification: Pisa Sforzata, Pisa Salvata, Cristelle Baskins; Political allegories: redesigning Siena's palio and patron saint during the Fascist regime, Medina Lasansky. Allegory and Audience: The Devil's hem: allegorical reading in a 16th-century illustrated life of St Benedict, Evelyn Lincoln; The ideal prince or an allegorical dialogue between the City of Antwerp and the Court of Brussels, Margit Thøfner; The bellona factor: political allegories and the conflicting claims of martial imagery, Jane Kromm; Faveau's Dame Cl¿nce, or personifying romanticism, Erica Naginski. Allegory as Carnal Knowledge: Venus's milk and the temptations of allegory in Otto van Veen's Allegory of Temptation, Lisa Rosenthal; The naked truth? The allegorical frontispiece and woman's ambition in 18th-century France, Mary Sheriff; Savage breast/salvaged breast: allegory, colonization and wet-nursing in Peru, 1532-1825, Carolyn Dean; Index.