The Italian Renaissance Nude (Hardback)
  • The Italian Renaissance Nude (Hardback)
zoom

The Italian Renaissance Nude (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 01/06/2018
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The first scholarly monograph to focus on the inception of the Italian Renaissance nude, this lively study subverts the idea that the nude in this period was a triumph of classical revival. Looking again at familiar (even overly familiar) images by artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian, this book investigates the nude as a tool of colonialism and conquest, as a means of asserting the superiority of men to women, and of naturalizing power differentials by entrenching them in a fixed set of ideas about the body and its representation. Jill Burke uses new research on Renaissance sexual practices, material culture, and the history of medicine to contextualize the era's fascination with nakedness and the body in both art and life. The Italian Renaissance Nude invites readers to consider these celebrated nudes from beyond an aesthetic perspective-to consider why they were painted, whose gaze the images were created for, and how these artworks were used.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300201567
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jill Burke contributes a useful overview of the rise of life drawing to the Getty catalogue and her book, The Italian Renaissance Nude, is full of fascinating tidbits." -James Hall, The Art Newspaper
"This well-researched, highly readable book will be of interest to specialists and non-specialists alike, and it will become an invaluable resource for teaching" -Allison Levy, Art History Journal

"This is a hugely important book. It opens up the discourse, providing food for thought and a wealth of material that scholars will greedily mine. Importantly, too, it offers fresh, stimulating interpretations of major works [. . .] The book will undoubtedly become a keystone for future studies on the subject" - Paula Nuttall, Burlington Magazine
"If you thought you knew what you were looking at when looking at Renaissance nudes, look again with Jill Burke."-Alexander Nagel, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University
"The question of `Why the Renaissance nude?' is so central to the very idea of Renaissance art - and at the same time so fascinating - that it is incomprehensible that it evaded treatment in book form until now. In The Italian Renaissance Nude, Jill Burke sets aside art history's unexamined assumptions and casts a fresh eye on artworks we thought we knew, all the while carefully reading ancient, medieval and Renaissance texts to glean important historical insights."-Rebecca Zorach, Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

You may also be interested in...

Alexander McQueen
Added to basket
£35.00
Hardback
Bristol
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Hull
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Central Leinster
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Surrey
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Berkshire
Added to basket
£60.00
Hardback
The London Square
Added to basket
Jasper Johns
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Elizabethan Image
Added to basket
Behind Closed Doors
Added to basket
Nottingham
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Interaction of Color
Added to basket
Hidden London
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Churches
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Edvard Munch
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
What Art Is
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.