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"A major revaluation...He is deeply learned not only in the visual arts but also in music and (at any rate Italian) literature. He rests his argument on many fascinating, well-chosen quotations. He is bold as well as deft at presenting a case. As a result, Mannerism emerges from this book as clear, shining and new." Michael Kitson in the New Statesman

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"It is to John Shearman's credit that he has cut through the detritus of psychological guesswork, shown that the word mannerism has a precise meaning in its own time...Manierismo was the extreme consciousness of elegant style for its own sake, a passion which unites the cold narcissistic nudes of Bronzino, the elaborate chiselling of Benevenuto Cellini's saltcellar, and the water-games in a duke's garden. Shearman's essay ranges across sixteenth-century music, literature and architecture as well as art: it is a model of breadth and concision." Observer

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ISBN:
9780140137590
Author:
Shearman, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Style and Civilization
Publication Date:
19910125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.72x5.03x.53 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140137590 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A major revaluation...He is deeply learned not only in the visual arts but also in music and (at any rate Italian) literature. He rests his argument on many fascinating, well-chosen quotations. He is bold as well as deft at presenting a case. As a result, Mannerism emerges from this book as clear, shining and new."
"Review" by , "It is to John Shearman's credit that he has cut through the detritus of psychological guesswork, shown that the word mannerism has a precise meaning in its own time...Manierismo was the extreme consciousness of elegant style for its own sake, a passion which unites the cold narcissistic nudes of Bronzino, the elaborate chiselling of Benevenuto Cellini's saltcellar, and the water-games in a duke's garden. Shearman's essay ranges across sixteenth-century music, literature and architecture as well as art: it is a model of breadth and concision."
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