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Author McHam, Sarah Blake
Title Pliny and the artistic culture of the Italian Renaissance : the legacy of the natural history / Sarah Blake McHam
Imprint New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
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 傅{21426  WX N6915 M149 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001168418
Descript xiii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-434) and index
The art history of a book on science -- Pliny's career and the scope of the Natural history -- Pliny on ancient art -- Petrarch's Pliny -- Following Petrarch -- Collecting, illuminating, and critiquing the Natural history in fifteenth-century Italy -- Alberti, Ghiberti, and the early Florentine response to Pliny -- Pliny as an inspiration for fifteenth-century humanists, educators, patrons, and artists in north Italy -- Pliny in print and in stone -- Mantegna and Leonardo strive to be a new Apelles -- Pliny helps spur the development of new subject matters -- The Plinian signature as a badge of prestige -- Pliny and the formation of art collections in Florence -- Laocoön, or Pliny vindicated -- Beyond Laocoön -- Pliny's influence on early sixteenth-century theoretical writers -- Vasari and Pliny as historians of art -- Pliny's influence on theoretical treatises after Vasari -- Pliny's legacy
Subject Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Sources
Aesthetics, Renaissance
Aesthetics, Italian
Pliny, the Elder -- Appreciation
Pliny, the Elder. Naturalis historia
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