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The Body of a Letter

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter One begins with a close reading of the ten letters that Dürer, traveling in Venice in 1506, wrote to his friend Willibald Pirckheimer in Nuremberg. The chapter offers five claims about ... More


Interception

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter Five considers how the imagery of message-sending was adopted, in the early sixteenth century, by prints that figured contemporary Humanists—such as Erasmus of Rotterdam—in the guise of ... More


The Message in Transit

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Describing the official postal system established by emperor Maximilian I in 1490, Chapter Two argues that in the earliest decades of the imperial postal system, the representation of messengers ... More


Relay and Delay

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Focusing on an unfinished, imperially commissioned print project, Maximilian’s Triumphal Chariot, Chapter Three describes the complex chain of letters surrounding this collaboration and Dürer’s ... More


Dürer’s Open Letter

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The final chapter explores the arrival of the open letter in print. This literary and technological innovation influenced how artists conceived of new compositional and iconographical strategies for ... More


Privileged Mediators

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter four treats the epistles of the Church Fathers and the pictorial tradition of saints and evangelists writing letters from their studies. During the period of the Reformation, when the ... More


Introduction

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The introduction sets forth the double aim of the book: to present the different kinds of letters and postal systems available in Dürer’s time, and to propose a way of thinking about the ... More


The Body in Question

David Morgan

in Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter discusses the relations between the image and the body: the fleshly body that the image portrays and the body of the viewer standing before the image. It presents Renaissance artist ... More


The First Sodomite

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the myth of Orpheus as it was mediated in medieval culture, with particular reference to Ovid’s discussion of Orpheus’s turn to “tender males” following his loss of Eurydice ... More


Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Shira Brisman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical information, affirm patronage patterns, and establish the identity of an artist as a modern, self-aware individual. But letters are ... More


From Dürer’s Angel to Harlow’s Monkey

Drew Daniel

in The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Melancholy is a product of the composition and recomposition of bodies, with the smooth spectrum of bodily affect territorialized into a striated repertoire of characteristic zones that are ... More


Joris Hoefnagel’s Imaginary Insects: Inventing an Artistic Identity

Janice Neri

in The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Joris Hoefnagel was the first early modern artist to concentrate on insect imagery, exhibited in his three major works: Mira calligraphiaemonumenta, Ignis, and Archetypastudiaquepatris ... More


Conclusion

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a broad view to consider the letter in the hands of protagonists over centuries of European paintings, the conclusion articulates what differed about the conditions of making and viewing in ... More


Measuring Caribbean Aesthetics

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter Two shows that population thinking was a central concern within Caribbean sugar colonies. It explores how slavery fostered new forms of human accounting, and reveals the storytelling inherent ... More


Troubadours, Romancing the Rose, and the Rebirth of Naturalism

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As Chapter Eleven explains, sex in plants couldn’t be considered until the anathematization of sex in scholarly discourse ended and naturalism in illustrated herbals revived, and these changes ... More


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