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Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance: The Legacy of the "Natural History"

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Plinyandrsquo;s Natural History (A.D. 77andndash;79) served as an indispensable guide to and exemplar of the ideals of art for Renaissance artists, patrons, and theorists. Bearing the imprimatur of antiquity, the Natural History gave permission to do art on a grand scale, to value it, and to see it as an incomparable source of prestige and pleasure.

In this magisterial book Sarah Blake McHam surveys Plinyandrsquo;s influence, from Petrarch, the first figure to recognize Plinyandrsquo;s relevance to understanding the history of Greek art and its reception by the Romans, to Vasari and late 16th-century theorists. McHam charts the historiography of Latin and Italian manuscripts and early printed copies of the Natural History to trace the dissemination of its contents to artists from Donatello and Ghiberti to Michelangelo and Titian. Meanwhile, benefactors commissioned works intended to emulate the prototypes Pliny described, aligning themselves with the great patrons of antiquity. This is a richly illustrated, comprehensive reference work of social history, myth making, iconography, theory, and criticism.

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This landmark contribution to Renaissance studies is the first comprehensive evaluation of the enormous impact of Plinyand#8217;s work on the art and culture of Renaissance Italy.

About the Author

Sarah Blake McHam is professor of art history at Rutgers University.

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ISBN:
9780300186031
Author:
Mcham, Sarah Blake
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
McHam, Sarah Blake
Subject:
Art - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color + 105 b/w illus.
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in

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History and Social Science » World History » Italy
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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This landmark contribution to Renaissance studies is the first comprehensive evaluation of the enormous impact of Plinyand#8217;s work on the art and culture of Renaissance Italy.

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