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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300089110
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.86(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Note on Texts and Translations
1Discoveries1
2Histories65
3Fragments119
4Reconstructions209
5Artists271
Notes339
Photo Credits409
Index411

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