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Introduction

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book, providing background about how the professional improprieties of a select group of writers and visual artists in sixteenth-century Italy were ... More


In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Douglas Biow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book concentrates on the Renaissance concern with “self-fashioning” by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the ... More


Epilogue

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers some final caveats on Renaissance self-fashioning by looking at men who were represented, or represented themselves, as flouting on the grand scale the niceties of decorum in ... More


Baldassar Castiglione and the Art of Being Inconspicuously Conspicuous

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes a model of discretionary comportment both of and for court culture in sixteenth-century Italy, focusing on Baldassar Castiglione and his work as a diplomat. It explains what it ... More


Introduction

in Love & Death in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226112589
eISBN:
9780226112602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226112602.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The book Love and Death in Renaissance Italy presents short stories that try to evoke the sixteenth-century Italian play of life. As historian, the author is especially drawn to moments where the ... More


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