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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

"The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Wurzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoesthat are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him--but though his contemporaries appreciated and admired him, they failed to understand him. Few have even attempted to tackle Tiepolo's series of thirty-three bizarre and haunting etchings, the Capricci and the Scherzi, but Roberto Calasso rises to the challenge, interpreting them as chapters in a dark narrative that contains the secret of Tiepolo's art. Blooming ephebes, female Satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes: we willfind them all, as well as Punchinello and Death, within the pages of this book, along with Venus, Time, Moses, numerous angels, Cleopatra, and Beatrice of Burgundy--a motley company always on the go. Calasso makes clear that Tiepolo was more than a dazzling intermezzo in the history of painting. Rather, he represented a particular way of meeting the challenge of form: endowed with a fluid, seemingly effortless style, Tiepolo was the last incarnation of that peculiar Italian virtue sprezzatura, the art ofnot seeming artful."--From publisher description.

Synopsis:

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is

publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and Ka.

Table of Contents

"A pleasure accompanied by light" — Meridian theurgy — Glory and solitude.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307272966
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Art : History - General
Translator:
McEwen, Alastair
Creator:
Roberto Calasso
Author:
Calasso, Roberto
Author:
Roberto Calasso
Subject:
Art : European
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
European
Subject:
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091020
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism

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Product details 288 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307272966 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is

publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and Ka.

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