The Resource Brunelleschi's egg : nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy, Mary D. Garrard

Brunelleschi's egg : nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy, Mary D. Garrard

Label
Brunelleschi's egg : nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy
Title
Brunelleschi's egg
Title remainder
nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
Mary D. Garrard
Title variation
Nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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. She differentiates the masculinist Florentine model in which male artists claimed to rival and defeat female nature from the Venetian in which art and nature are more often seen as collaborative partners. Giving new weight to the latter model, Garrard brings a feminist corrective to Renaissance art histories, offering an innovative counternarrative in which the suppressed feminine is given its voice."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Garrard, Mary D
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.F45
LC item number
G38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Feminism and art
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Renaissance
  • Feminism and art
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Renaissance
  • Kunst
  • Natur
  • Weiblichkeit
  • Ästhetik
  • Renaissance
  • Renaissance
  • Naturbeobachtung
  • Naturgeschichte
  • Frau
  • Kunst
  • Ästhetik
  • Naturästhetik
  • Kunst
  • Kunst
  • Natur
  • Kunst
  • Kunst
  • Frau
  • Mann
  • Kunst
  • Natur
  • Kunst
  • Kunst
  • Frau
  • Mann
  • Italy
  • Italien
  • Italien
Label
Brunelleschi's egg : nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy, Mary D. Garrard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Ahmanson-Murphy fine arts book"--Prelim.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Great Mother Nature -- The gendering of nature as female : from prehistory through the Middle Ages -- Nature and art in the Quattrocento : from pupil to equal -- Technology and the mastery of physical nature : Brunelleschi and Alberti -- Genesis and the reproduction of life : Masaccio and Michelangelo -- The rebirth of Venus and the feminization of beauty : Botticelli -- A balance of power : pictorial metaphors for nature in transition -- Nature's special child : Leonardo da Vinci -- The goddess in Arcady : Giorgione -- Art and nature in the Cinquecento : from competitor to master -- Love and death in Venice : Titian -- Art against nature : Raphael, the early Mannerists, and late Michelangelo -- Natura bound : the later Tuscan Mannerists -- Epilogue
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780520261525
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)537652617
  • (OCoLC)ocn537652617
Label
Brunelleschi's egg : nature, art, and gender in Renaissance Italy, Mary D. Garrard
Publication
Note
"An Ahmanson-Murphy fine arts book"--Prelim.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Great Mother Nature -- The gendering of nature as female : from prehistory through the Middle Ages -- Nature and art in the Quattrocento : from pupil to equal -- Technology and the mastery of physical nature : Brunelleschi and Alberti -- Genesis and the reproduction of life : Masaccio and Michelangelo -- The rebirth of Venus and the feminization of beauty : Botticelli -- A balance of power : pictorial metaphors for nature in transition -- Nature's special child : Leonardo da Vinci -- The goddess in Arcady : Giorgione -- Art and nature in the Cinquecento : from competitor to master -- Love and death in Venice : Titian -- Art against nature : Raphael, the early Mannerists, and late Michelangelo -- Natura bound : the later Tuscan Mannerists -- Epilogue
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 429 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780520261525
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010008371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)537652617
  • (OCoLC)ocn537652617

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