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Touching objects : intimate experiences of Italian fifteenth-century art / Adrian W.B. Randolph.

Author/creator Randolph, Adrian W. B., 1965- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]
Descriptionvii, 327 pages ; 27 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "This groundbreaking book spans the fields of art history, material culture, and gender studies in its examination of a range of objects from Italian Renaissance society. Addressing painted and sculpted portraits, marriage and betrothal gifts, and paxes, Adrian W. B. Randolph uses themes such as family and individual memory, windows, perspectival space, and touch to investigate how these items were experienced at the time, particularly by women. Rather than focusing on the social contexts of the objects, this original study deals with the objects themselves, asking how individuals lived with, looked at, and responded to complex things that at the time hovered between the nascent category of art and the everyday. Accompanied by beautiful and engaging accounts and illustrations of late-14th- and 15th-century Italian art, this compelling and thought-provoking argument makes the case for an alternate account of art and experience that challenges many conceptions about Renaissance art"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2014013297
ISBN9780300204780 hardback
ISBN0300204787 hardback

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Joyner General Stacks N72 .S6 R2795 2014 ✔ Available Place Hold

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