The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy

The Scholar in His Study: Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy

by Dora Thornton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300073895

ISBN-13: 9780300073898

Pub. Date: 01/21/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be

Overview

In this engaging history, Tamara Plakins Thornton traces handwriting in America from colonial times to the present. Exploring such subjects as penmanship pedagogy, handwriting analysis, autograph collecting, handwriting experts, and calligraphy revivals, Thornton investigates the shifting functions and meanings of handwriting, showing, for example, how it came to be linked with individual identity and how in our times handwriting reflects a nostalgia for the past and a rejection of modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300073898
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/21/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix(2)
Author's Note xi
Introduction 1(14)
1 Sources and Interpretation: The Urban Context
15(12)
The Terminology Used for Studies in Inventories
18(1)
Inventories as Sources
19(2)
Memoranda and Patterns of Acquisition
21(4)
Auctions and Antiquarians
25(2)
2 Creating a Study
27(26)
Architectural Planning and Patterns of Use
27(4)
Night-time Study
31(2)
The Study-Bedchamber
33(6)
Investing in a Study
39(4)
Heating
43(1)
Lighting
44(2)
Floors and Ceilings
46(7)
3 Constructing the Study: Owners and Craftsmen
53(24)
Panelling and Fitted Desk Units
53(7)
Sets of Furnishings
60(2)
Desks
62(6)
Bookchests and Bookshelves
68(1)
Cabinets
69(8)
4 Offices and Studies: The Urban Elites
77(22)
5 The Collector's Study
99
Design and Organisation
99(2)
Shelving and Sculpture: The Roman Model and Contemporary Display Practice
101(2)
Setting off Sculpture
103(1)
Display and the Literature of Collecting
103(3)
Owners and Visitors: The Pleasures of Ownership
106(8)
The Visiting Circuit
114(2)
Conversation and Sociability in the Study
116(4)
The Convivial Study: The Courtly Context
120

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