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Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State / Edition 1
     

Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State / Edition 1

by David Rosand
 

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ISBN-10: 0807856630

ISBN-13: 9780807856635

Pub. Date: 08/29/2005

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Over the course of several centuries, Venice fashioned and refined a portrait of itself that responded to and exploited historical circumstance. Never conquered and taking its enduring independence as a sign of divine favor, free of civil strife and proud of its internal stability, Venice broadcast the image of itself as the Most Serene Republic, an ideal state

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Over the course of several centuries, Venice fashioned and refined a portrait of itself that responded to and exploited historical circumstance. Never conquered and taking its enduring independence as a sign of divine favor, free of civil strife and proud of its internal stability, Venice broadcast the image of itself as the Most Serene Republic, an ideal state whose ruling patriciate were selflessly devoted to the commonweal. All this has come to be known as the "myth of Venice."

Exploring the imagery developed in Venice to represent the legends of its origins and legitimacy, David Rosand reveals how artists such as Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Jacopo Sansovino, Tintoretto, and Veronese gave enduring visual form to the myths of Venice. He argues that Venice, more than any other political entity of the early modern period, shaped the visual imagination of political thought. This visualization of political ideals, and its reciprocal effect on the civic imagination, is the larger theme of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807856635
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/29/2005
Series:
Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art History
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,284,096
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
1.Miraculous Birth6
2.The Peace of Saint Mark47
3.The Wisdom of Solomon96
4.The Appropriation of Olympus117
Notes153
Bibliography of Works Cited167
Index179

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