February 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781409442189 - CAT# Y240833
Series: Visual Culture in Early Modernity
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This book employs a new approach to the art of sixteenth-century Europe by incorporating rhetoric and theory to enable a reinterpretation of the origin of Mannerism as being grounded in sixteenth-century spirituality.
Lynette Bosch examines the conceptual vocabulary found in sixteenth-century treatises on art from Giorgio Vasari to Federico Zuccari, which analyzes how language and spirituality complement the visual styles of Mannerism. By exploring the way in which writers from Leone Ebreo to Gabriele Paleotti describe the interaction between art and spirituality, Bosch establishes a religious base for the language of art in sixteenth-century Europe.
The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Renaissance studies, religious studies, and religious history.
Prologue. Mannerism (A Personal History)
Introduction. Approaching Mannerism
1. From the Ars Nova to the Maniera Moderna
2. From Lifelike to Living: Enargeia and the Maniera Moderna
3. Enargeia, Spirituality and Maniera: From St. Paul to Vasari
4. From Leone Ebreo to Federico Zuccari: God’s Plan for Art
5. Maniera: A History
Conclusion. Mannerism, Mysticism and Cognition