Allegory and the Migration of Symbols.

Wittkower,Rudolf.

Verlag: Thames and Hudson, 1987
ISBN 10: 0500274703 / ISBN 13: 9780500274705
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With 251 illustrations. First paperback edition. For Rudolph Wittkower it was the fact that art communicated experience which made it a rewarding study, and nothing fascinated him more than the way in which one culture picked up and transformed the images of another. This, the third volume of 'The Collected Essays of Rudolph Wittkower', draws together fourteen essays in which he ranges far and wide in search of these 'migrating' symbols. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the History of Art or Cultural History. Each essay is each presented with its original illustrations and notes. 1. East and West: The Problem of Cultural Exchange 2. Eagle and Serpent 3. Marvels of the East: A Study in the History of Monsters 4. Marco Polo and the Pictorial Tradition of the Marvels of the East 5. 'Roc': An Eastern Prodigy in a Dutch Engraving 6. Chance, Time and Virtue 7. Patience and Chance: The Story of a Political Emblem 8. Hieroglyphics in the Early Renaisssance 9. Transformations of Minerva in Renaissance Imagery 10. Titian's Allegory of 'Religion Succoured by Spain' 11. El Greco's Language if Gesture 12. Death and Resurrection in a Picture by Marten de Vos 13. 'Grammatica' from Martianus Capella to Hogarth 14 Interpretation of Visual Symbols. cm.18x25, pp.223,(1), The Collected Essays of R.W. Series London, Thames and Hudson 1987, cm.18x25, pp.223,(1), br., cop.fig. a 2 col. The Collected Essays of R.W. Series. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: The collected essays of Rudolf Wittkower. Wittkower deplored specialization. For him, it was the fact that art communicated experience which made it a rewarding study, and nothing fascinating him more than the way in which one culture picked up and transformed the images of another. This volume draws together fourteen essays written over a thirty-three-year period in which he ranges far and wide in search of these "migrating" symbols, trying to penetrate the meanings that artists have given them or that they have unconsciously conveyed. The essays - each with its original illustrations and notes - fall into two main groups. The first traces instances where oriental imagery has entered the art of the West - specifically the strange images of Eagle and Serpent, and the long catalogue of monsters which the ancient and medieval worlds took so completely for granted and which held meanings for them not always apparent to ourselves. The second looks at the sources of some favorite allegorical motifs of the Renaissance - Chance, Time, Resurrection, Patience, Death, Virtue, "Grammatica" - and shows how they keep their identity throughout revolutions of taste and style. One essay explores an intriguing byway of art history, the 15th century's claim to have rediscovered hieroglyphics. Another finds a consistency and purpose in El Greco's apparently mechanical repetition of the same gestures in painting after painting. Finally Professor Wittkower faces the basic question of why a picture - whether by Leonardo or a child of three - can mean anything at all.

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Titel: Allegory and the Migration of Symbols.
Verlag: Thames and Hudson
Erscheinungsdatum: 1987
Einband: br., cop.fig. a 2 col.
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