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viii, 420 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • The lost Leonardo
  • How to read Vasari's Lives
  • From potters to painters: Vasari's forebears and first teachers
  • From Arezzo to Florence
  • Plunder and plague
  • Artist versus artist: demonic beetles and morality tales
  • The opportunities of war
  • Back among the Medici
  • Rome after the sack
  • A Florentine painter
  • Murder and redemption
  • The wandering artist
  • Florence, Venice, Rome
  • Renaissance men: Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo
  • Symbols and shifting tastes
  • To Naples
  • The birth of Lives
  • Renaissance reading
  • The new Vitruvius
  • Sempre in moto
  • Shake-up in Florence
  • The Accademia del Disegno and the Lives revised
  • On the road
  • Second Lives
  • Still wandering
  • Between the cupola and the Sala Regia
  • A royal hall
  • The legacy of Lives
  • Circling back to Giotto's O
  • Conclusion: Cerca trova.
An accomplished painter, architect and diplomat, Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) is best known for Lives of the Artists, his classic account of the great masters-an extraordinary book that invented the genre of artistic biography, single-handedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art and founded the cults of Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo that persist to this day. Vasari positioned art as an intellectual pursuit instead of just a technical skill, teaching us to view artists as geniuses and visionaries rather than as simple craftsmen. Immersing readers in the world of the Medici and the popes, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney show the great works of Western culture taking shape amid the thrilling culture of Renaissance Italy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393241310 20171106
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Naples, 1962
  • Pompeii, May 2013
  • The blood of San Gennaro and the eruption of Vesuvius
  • Before Pompeii : Kircher and Holste
  • Mr. Freeman goes to Herculaneum
  • The rediscovery of Pompeii
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Further excavations
  • Karl Bryullov
  • Railway tourism
  • Charles Dickens and Mark Twain
  • Giuseppe Fiorelli, the "pope" of Pompeii
  • Bartolo Longo
  • The social role of tourist cameos
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • The legacy of August Mau
  • Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan
  • Don Amedeo Maiuri
  • Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman
  • Autobus gran turismo
  • Atomic Pizza.
The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674047938 20180604
Green Library
1 online resource (353 pages) : illustrations, photographs
The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674416529 20180604
viii, 335 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xxv, 294 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 230 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Discovery: 1634
  • The investigation: 1635
  • The spy: 1638
  • About paper: 1635-1640
  • The defender defended: 1641
  • Curzio attacks: 1645
  • A forger's reasons: 1640s
  • The sublime art
  • Eppur si muove: 1966.
Bored teenager Curzio Inghirami staged perhaps the most outlandish prank of the seventeenth century when he hatched a wild scheme that preyed on the Italian fixation with ancestry by forging an array of ancient Latin and Etruscan documents. Stashing the counterfeit treasure in scarith (capsules made of hair and mud) near Scornello, Curzio reeled in seventeenth-century Tuscans who were eager to establish proof of their heritage and history. However, despite their excitement, none of these proud Italians could actually read the ancient Etruscan language, and they simply perpetuated the hoax. Written with humor and energy by Renaissance expert Ingrid Rowland, "The Scarith of Scornello" traces the career of this young scam artist whose "findings" reached the Vatican shortly after Galileo was condemned by the inquisition, inspiring participants on both sides of the affair to clash again - this time over Etruscan history. In her investigation of this seventeenth-century caper, Rowland captivates readers with her obvious delight in Curzio's far-reaching prank.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226730370 20160528
Green Library
xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
"The Ecstatic Journey: Althanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome" surveys the scientific, religious and political culture of 17th-century Rome through the works of Althanasius Kircher (1602-80), a German Jesuit at the Roman College. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, this illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland and descriptions of over 100 works. The introduction by F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, offers an appreciation of Kircher and observations on the idea of scientific progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780943056258 20160528
Green Library, Special Collections
viii, 109 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
  • The place of antiquity / Ingrid D. Rowland
  • Transformation of the antique : metamorphic representation in the Renaissance / Allie Terry
  • Allegory / Noriko Matsubara
  • Babies, banquets, and bacchanals / Mario Pereira
  • Siting the antique in nature, the academy, and antiquarian travel / Craig Hanson.
A scholar's desk, a warlord's castle, a pope's altar, the mouth of a volcano: in the minds of early modern Europeans, all evoked memories of ancient times, from Egyptian pharaohs to Roman emperors. The essays in this catalogue explore the influence of antiquity on a broad spectrum of artistic production in Europe, from the 16th through 18th centuries. They include investigations of proto-scientific imagery, Ovidian myth, allegorical devices, the papal banquet, and the growing importance of Greece to understandings of the ancient world. Together, these essays reveal much about the continual remaking of the antique in the visual culture of Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935573282 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 384 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Initiation-- 2. Alexandria on the Tiber (1492-1503)-- 3. The curial marketplace-- 4. The cultural marketplace-- 5. Tabulation-- 6. Sweating towards Parnassus (1503-1513)-- 7. Imitation (1513-1521)-- 8. Epilogue: Reformation (1517-1525).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521581455 20160528
Between 1480 and 1520, a concentration of talented artists, including Melozzo da Forli, Bramante, Pinturrichio, Raphael and Michelangelo, arrived in Rome and produced some of the most enduring works of art ever created. This period, now called the High Renaissance, is generally considered to be one of the high points of Western civilization. How did it come about and what were the forces that converged to galvanize such an explosion of creative activity? In this study, Ingrid Rowland examines the culture, society, and intellectual norms that generated the High Renaissance. Fuelled by a volatile mix of economic development, scholarly longing for the glories of ancient civilization, and religious ferment, the High Renaissance, Rowland posits, was also a period in which artists, patrons, and scholars sought 'new methods for doing new things'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521581455 20160528
Green Library
xxi, 290 p. : facsim. ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
lxix, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction The Emblems of the eroici furori Dedicatory Letter to Sir Philip Sidney Content of the Five Dialogues of the First Part First Part of the Herioc Frenzies Notes to the First Part of the Heroic Frenzies Second Part of the Heroic Frenzies Notes to the Second Part of the Heroic Frenzies Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442643895 20160612
Italian astronomer and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake, has long been an enigma of early modern European philosophy. His central 1586 work On the Heroic Frenzies has shown a particular need for a fresh examination. This vibrant bilingual edition, annotated by celebrated Bruno scholar Ingrid D. Rowland, features the text in its original Italian alongside an elegant, accurate English translation. On the Heroic Frenzies is at once a philosophical dialogue, an anthology of love poetry, and a collection of sonnets, songs, and emblems - sometimes borrowed from other writers, but primarily Bruno's own. Rowland's detailed introduction and extensive footnotes highlight the philosophical sources, Biblical allusions, and biographical elements that make Bruno's work both richly conceived and often challenging to understand. Providing cohesive insights into Bruno's text, Rowland's edition of On the Heroic Frenzies is a helpful guide for those new to his work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442643895 20160612
Green Library
172 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
310 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
386 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), who died at the stake, is one of the best-known symbols of anti-establishment thought. The theme of this volume, which is offered as a collection of essays to honour the distinguished Bruno scholar Hilary Gatti, reflects her constant concern for the principles of cultural freedom and independent thinking. Several essays deal with Bruno himself, including an analysis of the Eroici furori, a study of his reception in relation to the group known as the Novatores, and discussions of several important aspects of his stay in England. The authors and texts discussed here are linked by a relentless interest in the question of authority and originality, and they range from literary figures such as Alberti (1404-72), Vasari (1511-74) and the proponents of quantitative verse in sixteenth-century England to controversial philosophers who, like Bruno, were condemned by the Church, such as Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) and Giulio Cesare Vanini (1585-1619). Taken together, these chapters show how much that was new and revolutionary in early modern culture came from its confrontation with the past. Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at Oxford. Elisabetta Tarantino is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Italian at the University of Warwick.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907975752 20160619
Green Library
64, 272 pages : facsimiles, illustrations ; 32 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 CD-ROM : col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Digitalized facsimile of this book, originally published in 1590, which memorialized the Vatican's relocation of an Egyptian obelisk in Rome, described as the greatest engineering feat of the 16th century.
Media & Microtext Center, Special Collections
xvi, 333 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Part I. Translator's Preface: List of manuscripts and printed editions-- Illustrator's preface-- Part II: The Translation: Book 1-- Book 2-- Book 3-- Book 4-- Book 5-- Book 6-- Book 7-- Book 8-- Book 9-- Book 10-- Part III. Commentary and Illustrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521002929 20160528
The only full treatise on architecture and its related arts to survive from classical antiquity, the De Architectura libri decem (Ten Books on Architecture) is the single most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped humanist architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present. This new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture is the first to be published for an English-language audience in more than half a century. Expressing the range of Vitruvius' style, the translation, along with the critical commentary and illustrations, aims to shape a new image of the Vitruvius who emerges as an inventive and creative thinker, rather than the normative summarizer, as he was characterized in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521002929 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)


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