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dc.contributor.authorDillon, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:14:33Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:14:33Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20201001_9781433148354_247
dc.identifier48742*
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42340
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34149
dc.description.abstractWith the invention of eyeglasses around 1280 near Pisa, the mundane medium of glass transformed early modern optical technology and visuality. It also significantly influenced contemporaneous art, religion, and science. References to glass are found throughout the Bible and in medieval hagiography and poetry. For instance, glass is mentioned in descriptions of Heavenly Jerusalem, the Beatific Vision, and the Incarnation. At the same time, a well-known Islamic scientific treatise, which likened a portion of the eye’s anatomy to glass, entered the scientific circles of the Latin West. Amidst this complex web of glass-related phenomena early modern Italian artists used glass in some of their most important artworks but, until now, no study has offered a comprehensive consideration of the important role glass played in shaping the art of the Italian Renaissance. Seeing Renaissance Glass explores how artists such as Giotto, Duccio, Nicola Pisano, Simone Martini, and others employed the medium of glass—whether it be depictions of glass or actual glass in the form of stained glass, gilded glass, and transparent glass—to resonate with the period’s complex visuality and achieve their artistic goals. Such an interdisciplinary approach to the visual culture of early modern Italy is particularly well-suited to an introductory humanities course as well as classes on media studies and late medieval and early Renaissance art history. It is also ideal for a general reader interested in art history or issues of materiality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AF Art forms::AFP Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
dc.subject.otherArt techniques and principles
dc.subject.otherSculpture
dc.titleSeeing Renaissance Glass
dc.title.alternativeArt, Optics, and Glass of Early Modern Italy, 1250–1425
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3726/b14280
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf6ba26fb-2881-41c1-848a-f9628b869216
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namePeter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
oapen.pages232
oapen.place.publicationBern
dc.dateSubmitted2020-10-01T19:37:40Z


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