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Giorgio Vasari’s «Prefaces»

Art and Theory- With a foreword by Wolfram Prinz

Liana De Girolami Cheney

Giorgio Vasari’s Prefaces: Art and Theory provides students and scholars alike with the opportunity to study and understand the art, theory, and visual culture of Giorgio Vasari and sixteenth century Italy. For the first time all of Vasari’s Prefaces from the Lives of the Artists (1568) are included translated into English as well as in the original Italian. Also included is an English translation of Giovanni Battista Adriani’s letter to Giorgio Vasari enlightening Vasari on the art of the ancient masters.
Through the eyes of Vasari, this book captures the creative achievements of his fellow artists – how they adopt nature and the classical tradition as their muses and how they ingeniously interpret the secular and religious themes of the past and present. Vasari himself is lauded for the transformation of the artist from one of being a mere laborer to one who imbues his work with intellectual depth and is recognized as a creator of beautiful visual myths.
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Liana De Girolami Cheney

Lo scopo di questa ricerca è di posizionare i dipinti della Casa Vasari e della Sala Vasari entro lo sviluppo di Vasari come artista della Maniera e anche per dimostrare il modo in cui i suddetti dipinti hanno esemplificato lo stile della Maniera. L’intento è anche quello di decifrare l’iconografia figurativa o il simbolismo emblematico nel contesto culturale e filosofico del loro tempo e anche di considerare le idee del Vasari sull’estetico e l’arte, specialmente in relazione con i suoi lavori nella Casa Vasari e nella Sala Vasari.
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Readings in Italian Mannerism

with a Foreword by Craig Hugh Smyth- Second Printing

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Liana De Girolami Cheney

The aim of this book is to focus on the origin of the historiography of the terms Mannerism and Maniera in paintings and drawings of the sixteenth-century in Italy. The articles herewith presented fall into two categories. The first group explains the definition of the terms Mannerism and Maniera, their periodicity, and their sources as illustrated by Giorogio Vasari, John Shearman, Craig Hugh Smyth, and Sydney Freedberg. The second deals with the polemic associated with the usage of the term and historiography and its application as voiced by Walter Friedlaender, Max Dvorak, Ernst Gombrich, Henri Zerner, David Summers, Malcolm Campbell, and Iris Cheney.
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Edward Burne-Jones’ Mythical Paintings

The Pygmalion of the Pre-Raphaelite Painters

Liana De Girolami Cheney

This book focuses on Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ mythical paintings from 1868 to 1886. His artistic training and traveling experiences, his love for the Greek-sculptress, Maria Zambaco, and his aesthetic sensibility provided the background for these mythical paintings. This book analyzes two main concepts: Burne-Jones’ assimilation of Neoplatonic ideal beauty as depicted in his solo and narrative paintings, and Burne-Jones’ fusion of the classical and emblematic traditions in his imagery.
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Giorgio Vasari’s Teachers

Sacred and Profane Art

Liana De Girolami Cheney

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Liana De Girolami Cheney

Giorgio Vasari was one of the few artists in the history of art who built, designed, and decorated his homes. This book is the first to focus on Vasari’s decorative cycles for his homes in Arezzo and Florence, revealing the significance of the artistic, cultural, and historical milieu of the sixteenth century. This study breaks new ground in two ways: First, in a personal and original manner, the imagery is related to Vasari’s artistic ideas on history painting and the role of the artist. And second, Vasari’s imagery portrays visual galleries applauding his teachers, antiquity and the creation of art.
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Neoplatonic Aesthetics

Music, Literature, & the Visual Arts

Liana De Girolami Cheney and John Shannon Hendrix