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The Living Image in Renaissance Art

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267 pages including index. First edition 2005. Dust jacket not present. Clean blue boards with bright silver title. Top of spine gently bumped. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. Block edges are also clean and unmarked.

'Since classical antiquity, artists have made images and objects so strikingly lifelike that they are celebrated as appearing to be alive. Within this long history, works produced during the Italian Renaissance are of special interest. During the sixteenth century, the critical language describing such works of art was codified. This same period witnessed the advent of early modern anatomical science and a rising interest in natural philosophy. As art critics and theorists discussed the vivid immediacy and illusionist potency of artworks in terms of aliveness, physicians and philosophers such as Andreas Vasalius and Ulisse Aldreovandi investigated aliveness as a physiological condition of being. Bringing together a wealth of research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of life-likeness for contemporaries and also considers the implications of claims that artwork is 'a living thing.'' ( Information taken from half title page)

Item details

Author(s):
Jacobs, Fredrika H.
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
10 x 7 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521821592
ISBN-13:
9780521821599
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Living Image in Renaissance Art

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267 pages including index. First edition 2005. Dust jacket not present. Clean blue boards with bright silver title. Top of spine gently bumped. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. Block edges are also clean and unmarked.

'Since classical antiquity, artists have made images and objects so strikingly lifelike that they are celebrated as appearing to be alive. Within this long history, works produced during the Italian Renaissance are of special interest. During the sixteenth century, the critical language describing such works of art was codified. This same period witnessed the advent of early modern anatomical science and a rising interest in natural philosophy. As art critics and theorists discussed the vivid immediacy and illusionist potency of artworks in terms of aliveness, physicians and philosophers such as Andreas Vasalius and Ulisse Aldreovandi investigated aliveness as a physiological condition of being. Bringing together a wealth of research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of life-likeness for contemporaries and also considers the implications of claims that artwork is 'a living thing.'' ( Information taken from half title page)

Author(s):
Jacobs, Fredrika H.
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
10 x 7 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521821592
ISBN-13:
9780521821599
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The Living Image in Renaissance Art

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