The Delight of Art : Giorgio Vasari and the Traditions of Humanist Discourse (Hardcover)

Author: Cast, David

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The Delight of Art offers a highly original, erudite interpretation of Vasaris Lives, one of the most influential texts on the arts. David Cast approaches Vasaris long, tripartite work as a complex rhetorical history rather than as an archival document mined for facts about the artists. He focuses on the delight Vasari mentions in his accounts of viewers responses to works by artists from Giotto to Michelangelo. Cast finds in delight what might be called a threshold into the arena where the cultural and social orders met to produce a sphere of subjectivity as well as that of the compelling Renaissance invention, the artist.


Publisher Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780271034423
SKU 210666775
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0271034424
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0230
Publisher Penn State University Press
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