Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture

Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture

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by Leonard Barkan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300089112

ISBN-13: 9780300089110

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this rich and engaging book, Leonard Barkan tells the full cultural story of the emergence into daylight of the artworks of antiquity that had lain beneath Roman ground for more than a thousand years. As discovery and rebirth became literal daily narratives in the fifteenth century, Barkan shows, Renaissance conceptions of art, art history, aesthetics, and

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In this rich and engaging book, Leonard Barkan tells the full cultural story of the emergence into daylight of the artworks of antiquity that had lain beneath Roman ground for more than a thousand years. As discovery and rebirth became literal daily narratives in the fifteenth century, Barkan shows, Renaissance conceptions of art, art history, aesthetics, and historiography were transformed.

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ISBN-13:
9780300089110
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xxi
Note on Texts and Translations xxxiii
Discoveries
1(64)
Greeks Bearing Gifts
2(15)
Vertical History
17(9)
Findings and Losses
26(16)
Rome's Other Population
42(23)
Histories
65(54)
The Natural History of Art
66(14)
Mimetic Narratives
80(9)
Art in the Key of Myth
89(16)
"Certain Antiquities Cited by Pliny"
105(14)
Fragments
119(90)
Not a History but an Autopsy
120(16)
Marginal Bodies
136(22)
Impersonations
158(15)
Statues Fixed and Unfixed
173(36)
Reconstructions
209(62)
Pasquino Disfigured and Redressed
210(21)
Narrative and the Eye of the Beholder
231(16)
In Bed with Polyclitus
247(24)
Artists
271(68)
Original Imitation
273(16)
The Archaeology of the Artist
289(15)
Disegno and Paragone
304(15)
The Rhetoric of Draughtsmanship
319(11)
Good Marble, Bad Marble
330(9)
Notes 339(70)
Photo Credits 409(2)
Index 411

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