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Total Pages : 436 pages
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Read and Download Edgar Wind book Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPagan Mysteries in the Renaissance. This book was released on 1967 with total page 436 pages. Book excerpt: An exploration of philosophical and mystical sources of iconography in Renaissance art.

Download The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance PDF

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ISBN 13: 1137316667
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Read and Download John L. Lepage book The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissance. This book was released on 2012-12-05 with total page 281 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. Humanists were more inspired by the fictionalized characters of certain wise fools, including Diogenes the Cynic, Socrates, Aesop, Democritus, and Heraclitus, than by codified systems of thought. Rich in detail, this study offers a systematic treatment of wide-ranging Renaissance imagery and metaphors and presents a detailed iconography of certain classical philosophers. Ultimately, the problems of Renaissance humanism are revealed to reflect the concerns of humanists in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN 13: 9789004118553
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Read and Download Michael J. B. Allen book Marsilio Ficino in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMarsilio Ficino. This book was released on 2002 with total page 536 pages. Book excerpt: This volume consists of 21 essays on Marsilio Ficino (1433-99), the Florentine scholar-philosopher-magus-priest who was the architect of Renaissance Platonism. They cast fascinating new light on his theology, philosophy, and psychology as well as on his influence and sources.

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Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
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ISBN 13: 9781568981390
Total Pages : 180 pages
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Read and Download Allen S. Weiss book Unnatural Horizons in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnnatural Horizons. This book was released on 1998 with total page 180 pages. Book excerpt: Unnatural Horizons presents a selective history of the last five centuries of landscape architecture at the intersection of poetics and science, rhetoric and technology, and philosophy and politics. It investigates the relations between garden aesthetics and metaphysics, discussing issues similar to those raised by Weiss's critically acclaimed Mirrors of Infinity. The Western garden has always served as a setting for music, dance, theater, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the minor arts of meditative contemplation and erotic seduction. The history of landscape architecture is therefore inextricable from the histories of the other arts, and must be studied from an interdisciplinary and polycultural point of view. Some of the topics included in this book are the influence of neo-Platonic philosophy on the Italian Renaissance garden, erotic fantasies and the 18th-century libertine garden, the contrast between Thoreau's romantic notion of virgin nature and changes in perception due to increasing speed and mechanization, and the limits of landscape architecture as art form in 20th-century gardens.

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Read and Download Noel Stock book Poet in Exile in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPoet in Exile. This book was released on 1964 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Half a century after he first made his entry into the literary life of London, Ezra Pound is one of the best-known, yet least-known, of modern poets. The aim of this book is not to explain Pound's work, but to attempt to clarify certain definite aspects of it and to cut through the tangle of opinions, favourable and unfavourable, and the various irrlevancies, some stemming from Pound himself, which prevent many readers from getting at the best of it. The book is designed to present not only the poet who broke new ground and was, with Eliot, in the vanguard of the modern movement, but also the man, as critic of modern society, with his far-reaching and controversial theories on politics, economics and philosophy.

Download English Mythography in Its European Context, 1500-1650 PDF

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ISBN 13: 0198807708
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download Anna-Maria Hartmann book English Mythography in Its European Context, 1500-1650 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEnglish Mythography in Its European Context, 1500-1650. This book was released on 2018 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies-texts that collected and explained ancient myths-were considered indispensable companions to any reader of literature. Despite the importance of this genre, English mythographies have not gained sustained critical attention, largely because they have been wrongly considered mere copies of their European counterparts. This volume focuses on the English mythographies written between 1577 and 1647 by Stephen Batman, Abraham Fraunce, Francis Bacon, Henry Reynolds, and Alexander Ross: it places their texts into a wider, European context to reveal their unique English take on the genre and also unfolds the significant role myth played in the broader culture of the period, influencing not only literary life, natural philosophy and poetics, but also religious conflicts and Civil War politics. In doing so it demonstrates, for the first time, the considerable explanatory value classical mythology holds for the study of the English Renaissance and its literary culture in particular, and how early modern England answered a question we still find fascinating today: what is myth?

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ISBN 13: 9780191533990
Total Pages : 476 pages
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Read and Download David Brown book God and Enchantment of Place in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGod and Enchantment of Place. This book was released on 2004-10-15 with total page 476 pages. Book excerpt: David Brown argues for the importance of experience of God as mediated through place in all its variety. He explores the various ways in which such experiences once formed an essential element in making religion integral to human life, and argues for their reinstatement at the centre of theological discussions about the existence of God. In effect, the discussion continues the theme of Brown's two much-praised earlier volumes, Tradition and Imagination and Discipleship and Imagination, in its advocacy of the need for Christian theology to take much more seriously its relationship with the various wider cultures in which it has been set. In its challenge to conventional philosophy of religion, the book will be of interest to theologians and philosophers, and also to historians of art and culture generally.

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ISBN 13: 1317076931
Total Pages : 316 pages
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Read and Download Michael Saxby book Power and Subversion in Byzantium in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPower and Subversion in Byzantium. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 316 pages. Book excerpt: This volume addresses a theme of special significance for Byzantine studies. Byzantium has traditionally been deemed a civilisation which deferred to authority and set special store by orthodoxy, canon and proper order. Since 1982 when the distinguished Russian Byzantinist Alexander Kazhdan wrote that 'the history of Byzantine intellectual opposition has yet to be written', scholars have increasingly highlighted cases of subversion of 'correct practice' and 'correct belief' in Byzantium. This innovative scholarly effort has produced important results, although it has been hampered by the lack of dialogue across the disciplines of Byzantine studies. The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to the theme of subversion. The present volume presents a selection of the papers delivered at the symposium enriched with specially commissioned contributions. Most papers deal with the period after the eleventh century, although early Byzantium is not ignored. Theoretical questions about the nature, articulation and limits of subversion are addressed within the frameworks of individual disciplines and in a larger context. The volume comes at a timely junction in the development of Byzantine studies, as interest in subversion and nonconformity in general has been rising steadily in the field.

Download Renaissance Theory PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1135902461
Total Pages : 561 pages
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Read and Download James Elkins book Renaissance Theory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRenaissance Theory. This book was released on 2008-04 with total page 561 pages. Book excerpt: Renaissance Theory presents an animated conversation among art historians about the optimal ways of conceptualizing Renaissance art, and the links between Renaissance art and contemporary art and theory. This is the first discussion of its kind, involving not only questions within Renaissance scholarship, but issues of concern to art historians and critics in all fields. Organized as a virtual roundtable discussion, the contributors discuss rifts and disagreements about how to understand the Renaissance and debate the principal texts and authors of the last thirty years who have sought to reconceptualize the period. They then turn to the issue of the relation between modern art and the Renaissance: Why do modern art historians and critics so seldom refer to the Renaissance? Is the Renaissance our indispensable heritage, or are we cut off from it by the revolution of modernism? The volume includes an introduction by Rebecca Zorach and two final, synoptic essays, as well as contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers on Renaissance art including Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole, Frederika Jakobs, Claire Farago, and Matt Kavaler.

Download The Mythic Dimension PDF

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Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
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ISBN 13: 1611780209
Total Pages : 360 pages
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Read and Download Joseph Campbell book The Mythic Dimension in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Mythic Dimension. This book was released on 2020-03-27 with total page 360 pages. Book excerpt: Explore the mysteries of myth with a master In these pages, the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell presents twelve eclectic, far-ranging, and brilliant essays gathered together for the first time. The essays explore myth in all its dimensions: its history; its influence on art, literature, and culture; and its role in everyday life. This second volume of Campbell’s essays (following The Flight of the Wild Gander) brings together his uncollected writings from 1959 to 1987. Written at the height of Campbell’s career―and showcasing the lively intelligence that made him the twentieth century’s premier writer on mythology―these essays investigate the profound links between myth, the individual, and societies ancient and contemporary. Covering diverse terrain ranging from psychology to the occult, from Thomas Mann to the Grateful Dead, from Goddess spirituality to Freud and Jung, these playful and erudite writings reveal the threads of myth woven deeply into the fabric of our culture and our lives.

Download The Homes of Giorgio Vasari PDF

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13: 9780820474946
Total Pages : 330 pages
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Read and Download Liana De Girolami Cheney book The Homes of Giorgio Vasari in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Homes of Giorgio Vasari. This book was released on 2006 with total page 330 pages. Book excerpt: Giorgio Vasari was one of the few artists in the history of art who built, designed, and decorated his homes. This book is the first to focus on Vasari's decorative cycles for his homes in Arezzo and Florence, revealing the significance of the artistic, cultural, and historical milieu of the sixteenth century. This study breaks new ground in two ways: First, in a personal and original manner, the imagery is related to Vasari's artistic ideas on history painting and the role of the artist. And second, Vasari's imagery portrays visual galleries applauding his teachers, antiquity and the creation of art.

Download Historical and literary studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 9004379266
Total Pages : 204 pages
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Download Ficino, Pico and Savonarola PDF

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ISBN 13: 900416667X
Total Pages : 514 pages
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Read and Download Amos Edelheit book Ficino, Pico and Savonarola in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFicino, Pico and Savonarola. This book was released on 2008 with total page 514 pages. Book excerpt: This book presents a detailed account of Ficinoa (TM)s "De Christiana religione" and of Picoa (TM)s "Apologia," in the context of the evolution of a humanist theology. Focusing on the relations between humanism, theology, and politics, it concludes with the Savonarola affair.

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ISBN 13: 144110433X
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Douglas Hedley book Sacrifice Imagined in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSacrifice Imagined. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Sacrifice Imagined is an original exploration of the idea of sacrifice by one of the world's preeminent philosophers of religion. Despisers of religion have poured scorn upon the idea of sacrifice as an index of the irrational and wicked in religious practice. Nor does its secularised form seem much more appealing. One need only think of the appalling cult of sacrifice in numerous totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Yet sacrifice remains a part of our cultural and intellectual 'imaginary'. Hedley proposes good reasons to think that issues of global conflict and the ecological crisis highlight the continuing relevance of the topic of sacrifice for contemporary culture. The subject of sacrifice has been decisively influenced by two books: Girard's The Violence and the Sacred and Burkert's Homo Necans. Both of these are theories of sacrifice as violence. Hedley's book challenges both of these highly influential theories and presents a theory of sacrifice as renunciation of the will. His guiding influences in this are the much misunderstood Joseph de Maistre and the Cambridge Platonists.

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ISBN 13: 311045923X
Total Pages : 355 pages
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Read and Download Timothy Michael O’Neill book Ideography and Chinese Language Theory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIdeography and Chinese Language Theory. This book was released on 2016-07-11 with total page 355 pages. Book excerpt: This book is a much-needed scholarly intervention and postcolonial corrective that examines why and when and how misunderstandings of Chinese writing came about and showcases the long history of Chinese theories of language. 'Ideography' as such assumes extra-linguistic, trans-historical, universal 'ideas' which are an outgrowth of Platonism and thus unique to European history. Classical Chinese discourse assumes that language (and writing) is an arbitrary artifact invented by sages for specific reasons at specific times in history. Language by this definition is an ever-changing technology amenable to historical manipulation; language is not the House of Being, but rather a historically embedded social construct that encodes quotidian human intentions and nothing more. These are incommensurate epistemes, each with its own cultural milieu and historical context. By comparing these two traditions, this study historicizes and decolonializes popular notions about Chinese characters, exposing the Eurocentrism inherent in all theories of ideography. Ideography and Chinese Language Theory will be of significant interest to historians, sinologists, theorists, and scholars in other branches of the humanities.

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ISBN 13: 1107028000
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Katharine A. Craik book Shakespearean Sensations in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TShakespearean Sensations. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Shakespearean Sensations explores the ways Shakespeare and his contemporaries imagined literature affecting audiences' bodies, minds and emotions.

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Total Pages : 216 pages
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Read and Download Bruce Manning Metzger book New Testament Tools and Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Testament Tools and Studies. This book was released on 1962 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: