The Resource The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art : a reconsideration of style, Hellmut Wohl

The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art : a reconsideration of style, Hellmut Wohl

Label
The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art : a reconsideration of style
Title
The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art
Title remainder
a reconsideration of style
Statement of responsibility
Hellmut Wohl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, Hellmut Wohl redefines style in Italian Renaissance art in light of contemporary testimony and close rereading of seminal works. Through analysis of visual and textual evidence, he posits that Renaissance artists and their viewers conceived of art as decoration of surfaces. Their preferences, which were largely shaped by the classical theory of ornate style in rhetoric, provide a useful guide to the stylistic variables in quattrocento and cinquecento art; to the relationship among narrative, figurative, and decorative elements; and to the link between the arts of painting, sculpture, wood and marble intarsie, mosaic, and stained glass. Offering a new approach to the issue of style, Wohl suggests that the scientific dimensions of Renaissance art were less important to contemporaries than their function as decoration and ornamentation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wohl, Hellmut
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6915
LC item number
.W565 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art italien
  • Art de la Renaissance
  • Esthétique
  • Esthétique italienne
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Kunsttheorie
  • Stijlen
  • Renaissance
  • Art
  • Art de la Renaissance
  • Esthétique de la Renaissance
  • Italy
Label
The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art : a reconsideration of style, Hellmut Wohl
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Style -- 2. Ornato -- 3. Rilievo -- 4. The Ornate Classical Style -- 5. Materials -- 6. Ornament -- 7. Transformations
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780521570640
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
98034998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author’s autograph presentation copy to Dr. John R. Silber.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39497589
  • (OCoLC)ocm39497589
Label
The aesthetics of Italian Renaissance art : a reconsideration of style, Hellmut Wohl
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Style -- 2. Ornato -- 3. Rilievo -- 4. The Ornate Classical Style -- 5. Materials -- 6. Ornament -- 7. Transformations
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780521570640
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
98034998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author’s autograph presentation copy to Dr. John R. Silber.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39497589
  • (OCoLC)ocm39497589

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