Guest, Clare Lapraik (ed.): Rhetoric, Theatre and Design

Guest, Clare Lapraik (ed.): Rhetoric, Theatre and Design

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Essays presented to Roy Eriksen

The essays in this volume are mostly devoted to literature and visual art of the Italian Renaissance, and its northern diffusion in England and Scandinavia. They concern chiefly various forms of relationship between literature and visual art, with theatre as a central form of mediation and a focus for the social relevance of the arts in early modern society. The volume has three sections, devoted to visual art, literature and later reflections on Humanist culture, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The essays give a representative picture of approaches to the arts in the Renaissance, and the motives for their cultural centrality. They also show a rich diversity of modes of word-image studies.

The articles include essays on iconography, rhetoric, literary history, musicology, aesthetics, antiquarianism, history of science and history of ideas, in Italy, France, Spain, England, Germany and Norway. The authors include some of the most respected authorities in Renaissance studies today, and these essays will appeal to a wide audience, from Renaissance studies to European and classical literature, visual and performing arts.

Clare Lapraik Guest is Research Fellow in Early Modern Urban Culture at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.

ISBN 978-82-7099-496-0, 415 pp., Hard cover
Format: 17x24 cm, wight: 1 kg, year of publication: 2008

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