Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America, 1450-1650 / Edition 1

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How did the extensive cultural exchange that took place between the Old and New Worlds in the sixteenth century affect the artistic practice and discussions of art at that time? With contributions from distinguished Renaissance art historians, this volume reevaluates the Eurocentrism of Italian Renaissance art history, by envisioning how the history of Renaissance art would look if cultural interaction and the conditions of reception were to become the primary focus. Scholars such as Anthony Cutler, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Martin Kemp, Cecelia Klein, and Claudia Lazzaro look at the function, reception, and influence of specific kinds of images and other manufactured objects as they were disseminated around the globe, particularly between Renaissance Italy and Latin America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300062953
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 10.37 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Editor's Introduction: Reframing the Renaissance 1
1 The Pathos of Distance: Byzantium in the Gaze of Renaissance Europe and Modern Scholarship 23
2 Italian Sculptors and Sculpture Outside of Italy (Chiefly in Central Europe): Problems of Approach, Possibilities of Reception 47
3 "Vision Itself Has Its History": "Race," Nation, and Renaissance Art History 67
4 Re-visioning Raphael as a "Scientific Painter" 91
5 "Popular" Art in Renaissance Italy: Early Response to the Holy Mountain at Varallo 113
6 Art Theory as Ideology: Gabriele Paleotti's Hierarchical Notion of Painting's Universality and Reception 127
7 Languages of Gesture in Sixteenth-Century Mexico: Some Antecedents and Transmutations 140
8 From Lies to Truth: Colonial Ekphrasis and the Act of Crosscultural Translation 152
9 "Wrought by No Artist's Hand": The Natural, the Artificial, the Exotic, and the Scientific in Some Artifacts from the Renaissance 177
10 Animals as Cultural Signs: A Medici Menagerie in the Grotto at Castello 197
11 Collecting Cultures: A Mexican Manuscript in the Vatican Library 229
12 Wild Woman in Colonial Mexico: An Encounter of European and Aztec Concepts of the Other 245
13 Colony and Cartography: Shifting Signs on Indigenous Maps of New Spain 265
14 Luca Signorelli's Rule of Antichrist and the Christian Encounter with the Infidel 283
Epilogue: Iconology, Ideology, and Cultural Encounter: Panofsky, Althusser, and the Scene of Recognition 292
Notes 301
Consolidated Bibliography 345
Photographic Credits 381
Index 382
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