Venice: A Literary Companion by Ian Littlewood

By Ian Littlewood

Venice has regularly attracted a unprecedented variety of writers - pious and impious, earnest and frivolous, enthusiastic and antagonistic. and since rather a lot of town has remained unchanged, their phrases have a strong carry on our mind's eye. to stroll via Venice is to go into an extravagant theatre the place we will likelihood upon the scene of a Renaissance homicide as simply as that of an eighteenth-century seduction; the place the following turning may lead us to the execution website of a dissolute friar or the canal-side domestic of a Victorian poet. All have their position in those pages, in addition to extracts from the writings of Byron, Casanova, Goethe, Ruskin, Henry James, Thomas Mann, D. H. Lawrence and so forth.

prepared within the kind of a sequence of exact walks via Venice, this Literary better half offers a vibrant advisor to the streets, palaces, church buildings, canals and squares that make up this mysterious and perpetually appealing urban.

‘The really appropriate choice of writings presents a welcome replacement to the tiresome trainspotting mentality of such a lot publications and the author’s personal mellifluous prose ties the big variety of excerpts right into a cogent entire. That one more consultant to Venice shouldn't be superfluous is a degree of his achievement.’
The Literary overview

‘If you’re going to Venice, this is often the clever booklet to take.'
The day-by-day exhibit

‘The writer makes himself felt as an erudite yet leisurely and good-humoured stroller; an agreeable, occasionally astringent presence throughout.’
The London journal

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Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories

Renaissance humans understood that honor and reliable graces have been marked by means of being adequately attired and through donning designated embellishes. An exam of fabric lifestyles and style within the early sleek interval unearths the the most important position adorns performed in social, political, and cultural negotiations of energy and id. indicators of wealth, ownership, and possession, components have been wrought from any variety of fabrics, from gold and silver, to pearl, to starch and linen, to steel, to silk, to wax, to bone, to leather-based, or perhaps human flesh. components may possibly mark or support build gender; they can be a manufactured from women's paintings, a logo of chastity, an indication of fine breeding. they can recommend sexual prowess or facilitate seduction, betrothal, and marriage; sign the limits among private and non-private, the clash among extra and restraint.
Ornamentalism is the 1st ebook to target Renaissance components, their histories and meanings. The collection's eminent members convey add-ons to the heart of a dialogue approximately fabric tradition, costume, and adornment, exploring their use, value, and a number of lives. Defining an "accessory" within the broadest sense---including scents, veils, handkerchiefs, undies, codpieces, dildos, jewels, ruffs, wax seals, busks, footwear, scissors, or even boys---the ebook presents a wealthy cultural heritage that's eclectic and ambitious, together with discussions of physically capabilities, own hygiene, and sexuality.
Lively, well-written, and richly illustrated with 70 colour plates, Ornamentalism engages with many present parts of analysis, together with fabric tradition and model, manners and morals, gender and sexuality, theater and function. it's going to entice students of the cloth earlier and social perform, in addition to readers drawn to the way in which past model developments impact how we costume this present day.

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Renaissance Theories of Vision (Visual Culture in Early by John Shannon Hendrix

By John Shannon Hendrix

How are tactics of imaginative and prescient, conception, and sensation conceived within the Renaissance? How are these conceptions made happen within the arts? The essays during this quantity tackle those and related inquiries to identify very important theoretical and philosophical bases for inventive creation within the Renaissance and past. The essays additionally attend to the perspectives of traditionally major writers from the traditional classical interval to the eighteenth century, together with Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, St Augustine, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Ibn Sahl, Marsilio Ficino, Nicholas of Cusa, Leon Battista Alberti, Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Gregorio Comanini, John Davies, Rene Descartes, Samuel van Hoogstraten, and George Berkeley. participants rigorously scrutinize and illustrate the impact of fixing and evolving principles of highbrow and actual imaginative and prescient on creative perform in Florence, Rome, Venice, England, Austria, and the Netherlands. The artists whose paintings and practices are mentioned comprise Fra Angelico, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippino Lippi, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Parmigianino, Titian, Bronzino, Johannes Gumpp and Rembrandt van Rijn. Taken jointly, the essays give you the reader with a clean point of view at the highbrow confluence among paintings, technology, philosophy, and literature throughout Renaissance Europe.

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Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenment by Joseph P. Byrne

By Joseph P. Byrne

Future health and well being within the Renaissance and Enlightenment compares and contrasts wellbeing and fitness care practices of varied cultures from worldwide in the course of the important interval from 1500 to 1800. those years, which come with the Age of Discovery and the medical Revolution, have been a interval of swift boost of either technology and medication. New medications have been built and new practices, a few of which stemmed from more and more common touch among a variety of cultures, have been initiated.

Examining the clinical structures of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the colonial international, this finished research covers a big selection of themes together with schooling and coaching of doctors and the interplay of religion, faith, and medication. The ebook appears to be like in particular at concerns relating to women's healthiness and the healthiness of babies and youngsters, at infectious ailments and occupational and environmental risks, and at mind and psychological problems. Chapters additionally concentrate on advances in surgical procedure, dentistry, and orthopedics, and at the apothecary and his pharmacopoeia.

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A Short History of Florence by Franco Cardini

By Franco Cardini

L'autore ricerca i 'caratteri originali' della grande città d'arte attraverso un viaggio nel suo passato, dalle origini ai tempi della florentina libertas, dai fasti del Principato mediceo e asburgo-lorenese, in line with giungere alla Firenze del XX secolo con i suoi problemi e le sue crisi, ma anche con los angeles sua carica inventiva e l. a. sua spinta al rinnovamento. Il volumea ha lo scopo di cogliere in pochi, forti tratti della città, di rivisitare il passato alla luce del presente according to comprendere i caratteri originali.

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Handmaid to Divinity: Natural Philosophy, Poetry, and Gender by Desiree Hellegers

By Desiree Hellegers

In Handmaid to Divinity, Desiree Hellegers establishes seventeenth-century poetry as a severe source for realizing the debates approximately normal philosophy, astronomy, and medication in the course of the clinical Revolution. Hellegers presents vital insights into seventeenth-century responses to the emergent discourses of western technological know-how and into the cultural roots of the present environmental crisis.

Drawing on contemporary cultural and feminist reviews of technological know-how, Hellegers bargains finely nuanced readings of John Donne’s Anniversaries, John Milton’s Paradise misplaced, and Anne Finch’s The Spleen.

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Renaissance Now!: The Value of the Renaissance Past in

This quantity directs a transdisciplinary gaze at the box of Renaissance reviews as at present practised in Europe, North the United States and past. the concept that of the Renaissance as utilized to a selected time and position remains to be considered as being of important significance to the historical past of notion and tradition. The essays amassed right here increase the query of the modern relevance of the Renaissance. what's the importance of doing Renaissance experiences now, not just by way of the sector according to se, yet by way of what the sphere has to claim to modern society? long ago, the sector of Renaissance reports has drawn issues and orientations from specific issues of the instant, with out wasting its rigorous concentration, and has given again an important insights to these learning it. might an analogous be acknowledged this present day? To facilitate a multifaceted resolution, this publication makes an attempt to hide many of the relevant components of this interdisciplinary box in the humanities and social sciences. members contain experts in heritage, languages and literatures, the heritage of technology, cultural experiences, artwork heritage, philosophy, sociology and politics.

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