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Author Gaylard, Susan.
Title Hollow men : writing, objects, and public image in Renaissance Italy / Susan Gaylard.
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  PQ4075 .G375 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description x, 372 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Italian literature -- To 1400 -- History and criticism.
Italian literature -- 15th century -- History and criticism.
Italian language -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- History.
Masculinity in literature.
Masculinity in art.
Renaissance -- Italy.
ISBN 9780823251742 (hardback)
0823251748 (hardback)
9780823251919 (paper)
0823251918 (paper)
Standard # 40022472339
OCLC number 826859599