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Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance
In Studies in Iconology, the themes and concepts of Renaissance art are analysed and related to both classical and medieval tendencies.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 15th 1972 by Westview Press
(first published 1939)
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I've wanted to read this book forever and can't believe that of all libraries DC's was the one to have it.
I have to admit first that the innumerable references to B- and C- list Renaissance artists went over my head, and his assumption of familiarity with obscure classical texts could be annoying, but that doesn't mar the crux of the book.
It's a series of lectures from 1937, collected and revised here as essays, which trace the development of Renaissance iconography out of the Middle Ages. Panof ...more
Erwin Panofsky was a German art historian, whose academic career was pursued almost entirely in the U.S. after the rise of the Nazi regime. In 1935, while teaching concurrently at New York University and Princeton University (something he continued to do his entire career), he was invited to join the faculty of the newly formed Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. From 1947 to 1948 Panofsky ...moreMore about Erwin Panofsky...