Download e-book for kindle: Victorian and Edwardian Responses to the Italian Renaissance by John E. Law,Lene Østermark-Johansen

By John E. Law,Lene Østermark-Johansen

ISBN-10: 075465057X

ISBN-13: 9780754650577

The historiography of the Italian Renaissance has been a lot studied, yet quite often within the context of some key figures. less liked is the level of the keenness for the topic within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whilst the topic used to be 'discovered' by way of visitors and ladies and men of letters, historians, artists, architects and photographers, and through creditors on each side of the Atlantic. The essays in Victorian and Edwardian Responses to the Italian Renaissance discover the breadth of the responses inspired through the come across among the British, the american citizens and the Italians of the Renaissance. the amount methods the topic from an interdisciplinary point of view. whereas recognising the abiding value of the regularly occurring 'great names', it seeks to attract cognizance to a much broader forged of individuals, lots of whom led vibrant, lively lives, knew Italy good, and wrote eloquently concerning the nation and its Renaissance. a number of essays exhibit that 'Renaissance reports' turned a box within which lady historians may perhaps discover components of relevance to the 'New Woman'. different chapters study the goals and politics of gathering and where of the collector in literature and within the rediscovery of Renaissance artists. The contribution of academics and different much less formal champions of the Italian Renaissance is explored, as is the function of photographers who re-framed and re-viewed Florence - the Renaissance urban - for Victorian and later eyes.

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