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I Tatti Research Series 1

The Renaissance in the 19th Century

Revision, Revival, and Return

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674981027

Publication Date: 12/17/2018


552 pages

6-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches

105 color illus., 29 photos

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  • Introduction / Introduzione [Lina Bolzoni and Alina Payne]
  • I. The Creation of the Myth
    • Inventing the Renaissance in Nineteenth-century France [Stephen Bann]
    • Un lusso per il pensiero: Il rinascimento italiano di Jacob Burckhardt [Maurizio Ghelardi]
    • Cinquecento and Ottocento at War: Leonardo da Vinci and the Legacy of Renaissance Battle Painting before and after the Risorgimento [Francesca Borgo]
    • Il rinascimento e suo doppio: De Sanctis, Carducci e Burckhardt [Emma Giammattei]
  • II. The Myth: Institutions and Patrons
    • The Appropriation of a Foreign Past: Oriental Carpets as Part of Wilhelm von Bode’s Museum Vision of the Renaissance [Eva-Maria Troelenberg]
    • Architectural Drawings at the Uffizi: The Brichieri Colombi Acquisition and the Tuscan Renaissance Revivalism of Giuseppe del Rosso [Cara Rachele]
    • The Renaissance Inside Out: Historical Reference and Financial Modernity in the “Rothschild Style” Interior, c. 1820–1860 [David Sadighian]
    • The Dueling Angels and Other Tales from the Scene of Instruction [Marc Gotlieb]
    • The Future Belongs to Ghosts: Renaissance Shadows in Ottocento Italy [Maria Loh]
    • Ironia e contrasto tra il poeta e il mondo: Ariosto e Tasso alle soglie della modernità [Christian Rivoletti]
  • III. Paradigms: Donatello, Michelangelo, Ariosto, Tasso
    • Fiction, Memory, and History in Donizetti’s Torquato Tasso [Giuseppe Gerbino]
    • Through a Mirror, Darkly: Medardo Rosso and Donatello [Daniel M. Zolli]
    • La riscoperta letteraria di Michelangelo [Ida Campeggiani]
    • Symbols of Time: Ariosto, the Nazarenes, and the Poetics of Epic Fresco [Cordula Grewe]
  • IV. Passion and Politics: Women in the Renaissance
    • Eroine rinascimentali tra romanzo e melodramma [Lina Bolzoni]
    • Images of Renaissance Heroines in Nineteenth-Century Painting: Caterina Cornaro, Bianca Capello, Lucrezia Borgia [Candida Syndikus]
    • Rescuing the Renaissance: Women Writers, Courtesans, and Salza’s Stampa [Jane Tylus]
    • “Saffo italiana”: la fortuna letteraria di Gaspara Stampa nell’Ottocento [Veronica Andreani]
  • V. Building the Backdrop: The Nineteenth-Century City
    • Firenze capitale (1865–1870): Quale Rinascimento per la città di Dante? [Claudia Conforti]
    • Reviving the Renaissance: Alfonso Rubbiani and Quattrocento Architecture in Post-Unification Bologna [Nadja Aksamija]
    • The Unexpected Fate of the Italian Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century French Architecture [Neil Levine]
  • VI. The Aftermath
    • Renaissance Architecture in the Twentieth Century: Between Ideal Proportions and Craftwork [Alina Payne]
  • Indice dei nomi [Index of Names]

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