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A Childhood Memory by Piero Della Francesca (Cultural Memory in the Present)

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Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto, a celebrated fifteenth-century Tuscan fresco in which the Virgin gestures to her partially open dress and her pregnant womb, is highly unusual in its iconography. Hubert Damisch undertakes an anthropological and historical analysis of an artwork he constructs as a childhood dream of one of humanity's oldest preoccupations, the mysteries of our origins, of our conception and birth. At once parodying and paying homage to Freud's seminal essay on Leonardo da Vinci, Damisch uses Piero's enigmatic painting to narrate our archaic memories. He shows that we must return to Freud because work in psychoanalysis and art has not solved the problem of what is being analyzed: in the triangle of author, work, and audience, where is the psychoanalytic component located?

Synopsis:

An argument surrounding Freud's seminal essay A Childhood Memory of Leonardo da Vinci.

About the Author

Hubert Damisch is a French philosopher and art historian and is professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Among his books published in English are The Judgment of Paris, The Origin of Perspective, Skyline: The Narcissistic City (Stanford, 2001) and A Theory of /Cloud/: Towards a History of Painting (Stanford, 2002).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804734417
Author:
Damisch, Hubert
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Translator:
Goodman, John
Author:
Damisch, Hurbert
Author:
de Vries, Hent
Author:
Bal, Mieke
Author:
Goodman, John
Author:
Vries, Hent De
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Psychoanalysis and art
Subject:
Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Mary
Subject:
Piero - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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