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Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait
Author: Linda Seidel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521484871
Pages: 328
Year: 1995-02-24
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First published in 1993, Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait: Stories of an Icon examines one of the earliest and most celebrated paintings in the history of European art from a variety of perspectives. In her lucid analysis, Linda Seidel considers this famous double portrait as social record, legal document, material object, and poetic fiction. Each chapter of her study represents a distinct mode of inquiry and each situates the painting within a different discursive tradition. In this way, Seidel explores a variety of historical practices to illuminate the portrait's painted narrative. Through the implementation of a variety of interpretive strategies and in consultation with different types and categories of information, Stories of an Icon informs the viewer about the function and nature of early European painting, and invites the reader to reflect on the many ways in which works of art can be examined and reconfigured centuries after their creation.
A World Art History and Its Objects
Author: David Carrier
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036060
Pages: 200
Year: 2008-12-03
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Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written—or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.
Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church
Author: Chandler McC. Brooks, Gerald Christianson, Thomas M. Izbicki, American Cusanus Society
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004105190
Pages: 360
Year: 1996
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This collection casts light on various aspects of the life and thought of Nicholas of Cusa. The first part is concerned with the context in which he made his contributions. The second part is concerned with Nicholas' work for ecclesiastical reform and his thought on the Church. The third part deals with Cusanus' ideas on Christ and mystical experience, as well as the larger significance of his speculative works.
Types of Interpretation in the Aesthetic Disciplines
Author: Staffan Carlshamre, Anders Pettersson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773525718
Pages: 184
Year: 2003
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Types of Interpretation in the Aesthetic Disciplines begins from the observation that interpretation, even the special kind represented by interpretation of the arts, is not a homogeneous activity. The many different types of such interpretation vary with respect to objectives and criteria of adequacy and attempts to explain art interpretation in terms of a single, unified logic are therefore bound to fail. Five Swedish scholars and theorists from different disciplines - literary studies, philosophy, and art history - discuss the multiplicity of principles of interpretation and provide a descriptive analysis of the concept of interpretation itself that clarifies the main features of the rationale underlying the interpretation of literature and the arts. Their discussion provides a much-needed bridge between analytical aesthetics and theoretical discussion within the individual aesthetic disciplines. The introduction and concluding remarks by the editors provide both a frame for discussion of the issues and a historical perspective on the debates about interpretation.
The Transformation of Vernacular Expression in Early Modern Arts
Author: Joost Keizer, Todd Richardson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004212043
Pages: 402
Year: 2011-10-14
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Including contributions by historians of early modern European art, architecture, and literature, this book examines the transformative force of the vernacular over time and different regions, as well as the way the concept of the vernacular itself changes in the period.
Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Author: Julius Kirshner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442664525
Pages: 448
Year: 2015-02-26
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Through his research on the status of women in Florence and other Italian cities, Julius Kirshner helped to establish the socio-legal history of women in late medieval and Renaissance Italy and challenge the idea that Florentine women had an inferior legal position and civic status. In Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Kirshner collects nine important essays which address these issues in Florence and the cities of northern and central Italy. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that draws on the methodologies of both social and legal history, the essays in this collection present a wealth of examples of daughters, wives, and widows acting as full-fledged social and legal actors. Revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, the essays in Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy appear alongside an extended introduction which situates them within the broader field of Renaissance legal history.
Girl in a Green Gown
Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099526891
Pages: 272
Year: 2012-09-01
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The Arnolfini portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. This haunting gem of medieval art, a subtle and beautiful portrait of a wealthy Bruges merchant and his wife, intrigues all who see it. Is the painting the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol? Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery. She also tells the fascinating story of the painting's survival through fire and battle, and of its owners. Uniquely, for a masterpiece of its age, its provenance can be tracked through every single owner - from the mysterious Mr Arnolfini via various monarchs to being an early star of the National Gallery in 1842- and these owners have a cameo appearance too, in this enthralling story of how an artwork of genius can speak afresh to each new generation.
Romanesque Vézelay
Author: Kirk Thomas Ambrose
Year: 1999
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The encyclopedia Americana
Author: Grolier Incorporated
Publisher: Grolier
ISBN: 071720135X
Year: 2002
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Approaching religion
Author: International Association for the History of Religions. Regional Conference, Tore Ahlbäck
Publisher: Abo Akademia Univ
ISBN: 9521205814
Pages: 592
Year: 1999
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Science-fiction Studies
Year: 2001
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Encyclopedia Americana: Trance to Venial Sin
Author: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Year: 2006
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The Home Setting in Early Netherlandish Paintings
Author: Annette LeZotte
Pages: 184
Year: 2008-01-01
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This volume contains a statistical study of 287 Early Netherlandish paintings with domestic setting. The results of the statistical study are compared to information culled from fifteenth and sixteenth century household inventories to suggest that painters and their workshops manipulated depictions of domestic settings.
Images in Arts and Sciences
Author: Lena Johannesson
Publisher: Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Goteborg
ISBN: 9185252689
Pages: 171
Year: 2007
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Encyclopedia Americana
Author: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
ISBN: 0717201392
Year: 2006-01-01
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A general encyclopedia providing information on a variety of topics.

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