Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDillon, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:16:35Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:16:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2020-12-15T14:11:56Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43955
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34366
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.classificationthema EDItEUR::A The Arts::AG The Arts: treatments and subjects::AGZ The Arts: techniques and principlesen_US
dc.subject.otherArt
dc.subject.otherColor Theory
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.isPublishedBy44a712f0-ee17-4c08-a667-46effed595e7
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781433148354
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintPeter Lang
dc.number103710
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

open access
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as open access