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The Antiquarian Ass: Apuleius and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499)

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (‘The Strife of Love in a Dream of Poliphilo’) — first published in Venice in December 1499 — has long been regarded (particularly by art critics and bibliophiles) as ... More


‘Some Fair Book’: The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in England

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The hypothetical ‘fair book’ is the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, architectural fantasy, philological nightmare, and ‘impossible, erudite, silly romance’. Michael Leslie notes, in his contribution to a ... More


Reading Fountains in the Hypnerotomachia

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the romance in Hypnerotomachia in the order in which it unfolds. The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, or ‘The dream-love-conflict of Poliphilus’, is divided into two books. Although ... More


England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Hester Lees-Jeffries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book is about one of the most important features of early modern gardens: the fountain. It is also a detailed study of works by Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, and Ben Jonson, and of an ... More


Jonson, Jones, and Vitruvian Romance

A. W. Johnson

in Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117599
eISBN:
9780191671005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117599.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Vitruvianism offered Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones more than a set of rules. Even a cursory consideration of the early collaborative masques and entertainments – in which formal Vitruvian elements are ... More


The Fountains of Venus and Adonis: Revelation and Reflection

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The first book of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, and indeed the romance as a whole, reaches its climax at the Fountain of Venus. The Fountain of Venus epitomizes the symbolic polysemy of the ... More


The Fountain of Aeneas: Sidney Rewrites the Hypnerotomachia

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

One of Philip Sidney's most striking additions to his revised Arcadia is his description of a not dissimilar setting to the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili's Fountain of Adonis, and his adaptation of ... More


The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Erotics of Fragments

Andrew Hui

in The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The erotics of ruins is the focus of this chapter. It examines the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, an important text in Renaissance humanism not only because of its prominent treatment of ruins but also ... More


Physical Form and Textual Meaning in the Aldine Book: The Symbolic Significance of Typeface

Gareth D. Williams

in Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 begins with the early 1490s rise of the Aldine Press at Venice and De Aetna’s place in relation to Aldo Manuzio’s print experimentation through the 1501 introduction of his libelli ... More


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