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The Resource In the courts of religious ladies : art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents, Giancarla Periti

In the courts of religious ladies : art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents, Giancarla Periti

Label
In the courts of religious ladies : art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents
Title
In the courts of religious ladies
Title remainder
art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents
Statement of responsibility
Giancarla Periti
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating study considers the poetic and mythological artworks made for elite female monastic communities in Renaissance Italy. Nuns from the patrician class, who often disregarded obligations of austerity and poverty, commissioned sensually appealing, richly made artifacts inspired by contemporary courtly culture. The works of art transformed monastic parlors, abbatial apartments, and nuns' cells into ornate settings, thereby enriching and complicating the opposition of religious and worldly spheres. This unconventional monastic and yet courtly decoration was a new form of art in the way it entangled the sacred and the profane. The artwork was intended to edify both intellectually and spiritually, as well as to delight and seduce the viewer. Based on extensive new research into primary sources, this generously illustrated book introduces a thriving female monastic visual culture that ecclesiastical authorities endeavored to suppress. It shows how this art taught its viewers to use their eyes to gain insights about the secular world beyond the convent walls."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Periti, Giancarla
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6915
LC item number
.P47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art, Italian
  • Women art patrons
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Art and society
  • ART
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art and society
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Monastic and religious life of women
  • Women art patrons
  • Italy
  • Frauenkloster
  • Kunst
  • Mäzenatentum
  • Oberschicht
  • Renaissance
  • Italien
Label
In the courts of religious ladies : art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents, Giancarla Periti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Courts of Elite Virgins : Enclosure, Christian Manners, and the Fashion of Liminality -- Art for Nuns : Gaze, Touch, and Provocation -- Art, Contemplation, and Splendor -- Giovanna Piacenza's Abbatial Apartment : Space, Gender, and Self-Identity -- Monstrosities, Female Exemplarity, and the Ideal of Regeneration -- Correggio's Wit, Irony, and the Enigmatic Image
Control code
909251673
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780300214239
Lccn
2015019377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909251673
Label
In the courts of religious ladies : art, vision, and pleasure in Italian Renaissance convents, Giancarla Periti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Courts of Elite Virgins : Enclosure, Christian Manners, and the Fashion of Liminality -- Art for Nuns : Gaze, Touch, and Provocation -- Art, Contemplation, and Splendor -- Giovanna Piacenza's Abbatial Apartment : Space, Gender, and Self-Identity -- Monstrosities, Female Exemplarity, and the Ideal of Regeneration -- Correggio's Wit, Irony, and the Enigmatic Image
Control code
909251673
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780300214239
Lccn
2015019377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909251673

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