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English Mannerist Poets and the Visual Arts

English Mannerist Poets and the Visual Arts

by L. E. Semler
     
 

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After laying a foundationary definition of Mannerism in Continental and English visual arts, this study proposes four key terms (technical precision, elegance, grazia, and the difficulta/ facilita) to assist the delineation of a mannerist poetic. Although strict chronological development of the aesthetic is not enforced, a certain stylistic evolution is suggestively

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After laying a foundationary definition of Mannerism in Continental and English visual arts, this study proposes four key terms (technical precision, elegance, grazia, and the difficulta/ facilita) to assist the delineation of a mannerist poetic. Although strict chronological development of the aesthetic is not enforced, a certain stylistic evolution is suggestively charted. Through this process the poets are linked with various visual arts in early modern England, including painting, sculpture, gold- and silversmithery, miniaturism, garden design, and architecture.

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ISBN-13:
9781611471571
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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