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Author Randolph, Adrian W. B., 1965- author.

Title Touching objects : intimate experiences of Italian fifteenth-century art / Adrian W.B. Randolph.

Publication Info. New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.45 RAN    Available
Description vii, 327 pages ; 27 cm
text rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This groundbreaking book spans the fields of art history, material culture, and gender studies in its examination of a range of objects from Italian Renaissance society. Addressing painted and sculpted portraits, marriage and betrothal gifts, and paxes, Adrian W. B. Randolph uses themes such as family and individual memory, windows, perspectival space, and touch to investigate how these items were experienced at the time, particularly by women. Rather than focusing on the social contexts of the objects, this original study deals with the objects themselves, asking how individuals lived with, looked at, and responded to complex things that at the time hovered between the nascent category of art and the everyday. Accompanied by beautiful and engaging accounts and illustrations of late-14th- and 15th-century Italian art, this compelling and thought-provoking argument makes the case for an alternate account of art and experience that challenges many conceptions about Renaissance art"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Art and society -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
Art, Italian -- 15th century.
Art objects, Italian -- 15th century.
Art -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
Material culture -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
Women -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 9780300204780 hardback
0300204787 hardback

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