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Perpetual Motion Transforming Shapes in the Renaissance from Da Vinci to Montaigne

by Michel Jeanneret

  • ISBN: 9780801864803
  • ISBN10: 0801864801

Perpetual Motion Transforming Shapes in the Renaissance from Da Vinci to Montaigne

by Michel Jeanneret

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780801864803
  • ISBN10: 0801864801
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Description: The popular conception of the Renaissance as a culture devoted to order and perfection does not account for an important characteristic of Renaissance art: many of the period's major works, including those by da Vinci, Erasmus, Michelangelo, Ronsard, and Montaigne, appeared as works-in-progress, always liable to changes and additions. In Perpetual Motion, Michel Jeanneret argues for a sixteenth century swept up in change and fascinated by genesis and metamorphosis.

Jeanneret begins by tracing the metamorphic sensibility in sixteenth-century science and culture. Theories of creation and cosmology, of biology and geology, profoundly affected the perspectives of leading thinkers and artists on the nature of matter and form. Jeanneret goes on to show that the invention of the printing press did not necessarily produce more stable literary texts than those transmitted orally or as hand-printed manuscripts -- authors incorporated ideas of transformation into the process of composing and revising and encouraged creative interpretations from their readers, translators, and imitators. Extending the argument to the visual arts, Jeanneret considers da Vinci's sketches and paintings, changing depictions of the world map, the mythological sculptures in the gardens of Prince Orsini in Bomarzo, and many other Renaissance works. More than fifty illustrations supplement his analysis.

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