Hollow men : writing, objects, and public image in Renaissance Italy / Susan Gaylard
- Gaylard, Susan
- New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- x, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Introduction : reinventing nobility? : artifacts and the monumental pose from Petrarch to Platina -- How to perform like a statue : Ghirlandaio, Pontano, and exemplarity -- From castrated statues to empty colossi : emasculation vs. monumentality in Bembo, Castiglione, and the Sala Paolina -- Banishing the hollow man : print, clothing and Aretino's Emblems of truth -- Heroes with damp brains? : image vs. text in printed portrait-books -- Silenus strategies : the failure of personal emblems.
- "Analyzes texts and art objects from the 15th to the late 16th centuries to show that Renaissance theories of emulating classical heroes generated a deep skepticism about representation, as these theories forced men to construct a public image that seemed fixed but could adapt to changing circumstances"--
- 9780823251742 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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