The Sensory World of Italian Renaissance Art


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Introduction Part I: Sensation in Renaissance Mental Imagery 1 The Scientific and Artistic Traditions 2 Imprese - Mnemonics - Meditation 3 The Human Figure in Art from Middle Ages to Counter Reformation 4 Ornament 5 Allegories Part II: Sensation in Representation 6 Sight 7 Touch 8 Smell 9 Sound 10 Banquets Conclusions References Select Bibliography Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements Index

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Francois Quiviger is a librarian at the Warburg Institute. He is the author of several books including Imagining and Composing Stories in the Renaissance and Seeing and Looking in the Renaissance.


"One major academic growth industry has been the historical study of the senses, in which the sensory hierarchies and experiences of the past are reconstructed. François Quiviger's The Sensory World of Renaissance Art is one of the most stimulating and ambitious."-- "Art Newspaper"

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