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The Resource On the beauty of women, Agnolo Firenzuola ; translated and edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray

On the beauty of women, Agnolo Firenzuola ; translated and edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray

Label
On the beauty of women
Title
On the beauty of women
Statement of responsibility
Agnolo Firenzuola ; translated and edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
First published in 1548, On the Beauty of Women purports to record two conversations shared by a young gentleman, Celso, and four ladies of the upper bourgeoisie in the vicinity of Florence. One afternoon Celso and the ladies consider universal beauty. On a subsequent evening, they attempt to fashion a composite picture of perfect beauty by combining the beautiful features of women they know. The standards of beauty established in the garden give way to the artistic, creative imagination of the human spirit, and the group's movement from garden to hall seems to echo the dialogue's movement from Nature to Art, from divinely to humanly created beauty. Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray have provided the first translation into English of Firenzuola's dialogue since the nineteenth century. In their introduction, they argue that Firenzuola's work presents a useful point of entry into the society and values of the mid-sixteenth century. In its discussion of beauty, the dialogue reveals the intersection of Neoplantonic philosophy and mathematically based artistic theory, both inherited from classical antiquity. Indeed, Firenzuola's treatise has been assessed as one of the most significant expositions of Renaissance aesthetics
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1493-1543
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Firenzuola, Agnolo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eisenbichler, Konrad
  • Murray, Jacqueline
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  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Label
On the beauty of women, Agnolo Firenzuola ; translated and edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- Firenzuola's Works -- The Structure of the Dialogue -- The Characters of the Dialogue -- The Courtship Game -- Intellectual Background to Renaissance Neoplatonism -- Firenzuola, Neoplatonism, and Art -- Ideas about the Nature of Women -- Critical Comments on the Dialogue On the Beauty of Women -- Translation Criteria -- Proem -- First Dialogue -- Second Dialogue -- Notes to the Proem -- Notes to the First Dialogue -- Notes to the Second Dialogue
Control code
ocn748533318
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (136)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211048
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748533318
Label
On the beauty of women, Agnolo Firenzuola ; translated and edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- Firenzuola's Works -- The Structure of the Dialogue -- The Characters of the Dialogue -- The Courtship Game -- Intellectual Background to Renaissance Neoplatonism -- Firenzuola, Neoplatonism, and Art -- Ideas about the Nature of Women -- Critical Comments on the Dialogue On the Beauty of Women -- Translation Criteria -- Proem -- First Dialogue -- Second Dialogue -- Notes to the Proem -- Notes to the First Dialogue -- Notes to the Second Dialogue
Control code
ocn748533318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (136)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211048
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748533318

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