The aim of this book is to focus on the origin of the historiography of the terms Mannerism and Maniera in paintings and drawings of the sixteenth-century in Italy. The articles herewith presented fall into two categories. The first group explains the definition of the terms Mannerism and Maniera, their periodicity, and their sources as illustrated by Giorogio Vasari, John Shearman, Craig Hugh Smyth, and Sydney Freedberg. The second deals with the polemic associated with the usage of the term and historiography and its application as voiced by Walter Friedlaender, Max Dvorak, Ernst Gombrich, Henri Zerner, David Summers, Malcolm Campbell, and Iris Cheney.
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The Editor: Liana De Girolami Cheney, Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has written books on Botticelli's Neoplatonic Images, The Paintings of the Casa Vasari, Readings in Italian Mannerism and The Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts, Literature, and Music. Her major articles include studies on Giorgio Vasari and Mannerist female painters (Barbara Longhi, Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola). Her forthcoming books are Giorgio Vasari: The Painter of the Lives and Self-Portraits of Women Artists.Review:
«A scholarly and exhaustive analysis of Italian Mannerism, 'Readings' historically traces both the definition and usage of the term...Required reading for the serious Renaissance scholar.» (Raymond J. Steiner, Art Times)
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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0820424838