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Readings in Italian Mannerism II

Architecture

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Edited By Liana De Girolami Cheney

This collection celebrates the 450th year anniversary of the publication of Giorgio Vasari’s Vite (The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects [Florence: Giunti, 1568]), in which, in the prolegomenon, architects were highly praised along with the principles and technology of architecture. To honor this significant event, the selected articles in this book contain some published excerpts, some revised and expanded, some never published. These articles demonstrate the extraordinary influence of the classical tradition in Renaissance and Mannerist architecture and its role in the education of architectural students. In particular, these essays discuss the materials employed and their functions as well as the architect’s role in society. These articles also address the impact of Mannerist architecture and art theory in sixteenth-century European architecture and culture.

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Liana De Girolami Cheney (Editor) is presently an Investigadora de Historia del Arte, SIELAE, Universidad de Coruña, Spain; a Visiting Scholar in Art History at the Università di Aldo Moro in Bari, Italy; and Professor of Art History (emerita), UMASS Lowell. She received her BS/BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Miami, Florida, her MA in History of Art and Aesthetics from the University of Miami, Florida, and her PhD in Italian Renaissance and Baroque from Boston University, Massachusetts. Cheney is a Pre-Raphaelite, Renaissance, and Mannerism scholar, author, and coauthor of numerous articles and books, including: Religious Architecture of Lowell; James Abbott McNeill Whistler Papers; Botticelli’s Neoplatonic Images; Neoplatonism and the Arts; Neoplatonic Aesthetics in Literature, Music and the Visual Arts; The Paintings of the Casa Vasari; Readings in Italian Mannerism; The Homes of Giorgio Vasari (English and Italian); Self-Portraits of Women Painters; Essays of Women Artists: ‘The Most Excellent’; Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts; Pre-Raphaelitism Medievalism in the Arts; Giorgio Vasari’s Teachers: Sacred and Profane Love; Giuseppe Arcimboldo: The Magic Painting (English, French, and German); Giorgio Vasari’s Life and Lives: The First Art Historian by Einar Rud; Giorgio Vasari’s Prefaces: Art and Theory; Giorgio Vasari’s Artistic and Emblematic ← 225 | 226 → Manifestations; Giorgio Vasari in Context; Edward Burne-Jones’ Mythical Paintings; Agnolo Bronzino: The Florentine Muse; and Radiance and Symbolism in Modern Stained Glass: European and American Innovations and Aesthetic Interrelations in Material Culture.

Charles Burroughs. Since 2014, after retirement as Smith Professor...

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