Renaissance Bodies

    Renaissance Bodies

    The Human Figure in English Culture C.1540-1660

    Lucy Gent; Nigel Llewellyn

    Reaktion 1990

    Paperback 302pp Illustrated 232x155mm

    9780948462085   Product Code: 18379

    Beautiful, bizarre, macabre, mortal ... The human body appears in a bewildering variety of guises in the English art of the Renaissance. This stimulating collection of essays by art historians and literary critics examines its representation in both high art and popular culture: in royal portraits, Elizabethan miniatures, polemical prints, sculpture, works on anatomy, and bloodthirsty Jacobean tragedies. The 78 illustrations present a fascinating exhibition of the strange and haunting images of the period.

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