Visualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini by Jill M. RickettsVisualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini by Jill M. Ricketts

Visualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini

byJill M. Ricketts

Paperback | March 3, 2011

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Visualizing Boccaccio represents a new approach to the interpretation of Boccaccio's classic book of erotic tales, The Decameron. In a comparison of selected tales from The Decameron with works by Cimabue and Giotto, fifteenth-century manuscript illumination, a series of paintings by Botticelli, and Pier Paolo Pasolini's cinematic interpretation of the tales, Ricketts demonstrates how the juxtaposition of verbal and visual renditions permits new interpretations of each of these works.
Title:Visualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to PasoliniFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:March 3, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521174546

ISBN - 13:9780521174541

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Table of Contents

1. Beastly Gualtieri: another audience for the Tale of Griselda; 2. Illuminating metaphors: the tale of Tancredi, Ghismunda and Guiscardo; 3. Boccaccio, Botticelli and the tale of Nastagio: the subversion of visuality by painting; 4. Imaginative artistry: Giotto, Boccaccio and Pasolini; 5. Living pictures: high art pastiche and the cruising gaze in Pasolini's Decameron.

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"As rich and multi-faceted as the works of Boccaccio are, it is not surprising that they have been the impetus for hundreds of studies over several centuries." MANUSCRIPTA Vol 42 1998 Historical Review Dec 2001