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Title Wounded cities : the representation of urban disasters in European art (14th-20th centuries) / edited by Marco Folin, Monica Preti
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Series Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Art and material culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Contents Preface; List of Table and Figures; List of Contributors; CHAPTER 1; Transient Cities: Representations of Urban Destruction in European Iconography in the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries; Marco Folin (translated by Mark Weir); The Allegorical Paradigm; At the Heart of Political and Religious Controversies; The Spectacle of Destruction; The Cognitive Paradigm; CHAPTER 2; When Towns Collapse: Images of Earthquakes, Floods, and Eruptions in Italy in the Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries; Emanuela Guidoboni; Like Messages in Bottles; Ruined Cities as Images of Human Precariousness
Grieving, Remembering, Awareness, NewsShowing the Damage, Emotions, and Fears; The Great Seismic Crisis of 1783 in Calabria: Damage Assessed and Represented; Patron Saints and Votive Offerings; Major Volcanic Eruptions: Cities Menaced by Fire and Fallout; The City under Water: Floods in Rome and Florence; Conclusions; CHAPTER 3; Urban Responses to Disaster in Renaissance Italy: Images and Rituals; Fabrizio Nevola; CHAPTER 4; In the Beginning, There was Fire: Vitruvius and the Origin of the City; Olga Medvedkova (translated by Philippe Malgouyres); Res naturales
Homines veteres: Vitruvius and LucretiusThe Fire and the First Hut; In the Beginning: The Mixture; Primeval Fire and the Origins of the Illustrated Text: Fra Giocondo, Raphael and Peruzzi; The First Fire: Vernacular Versions; CHAPTER 5; "Cities of Fire": Iconographic Fortune, Taste, and Circulation of Fire Paintings between Flanders and Italy in the Early Sixteenth Century; Isabella di Lenardo (translated by Rebecca Milner); CHAPTER 6; The Destruction of the City: A Pledge of Salvation? Some Reflections about Monsù Desiderio and the Genre of "Destruction Painting"; Philippe Malgouyres
Meidner's Urban Iconography: Optical Destruction and Visual ApocalypseSophie Goetzmann (translated by Jon and David Michaelson); Changing Visual Perception and a Generational Rift; Earthquakes and Optical Tremors; Strafed Vision; Ocular Lesions; CHAPTER 9; Destruction and Construction in Contemporary Art: Three Cases in Twentieth-Century Italy (Gibellina 1968, Friuli 1976, Napoli 1980); Alessandro Del Puppo (translated by Rebecca Milner); Gibellina 1968; Naples 1980; Friuli 1976; Index of Names; Index of Places
The Dual Meaning of Catastrophes' RepresentationsMaerten van Heemskerck's Ruined Cities; Monsù Desiderio's Destruction Paintings; CHAPTER 7; Catastrophe and Photography as a "Double Reversal": The 1908 Messina and Reggio Earthquake and the Album of the Italian Photographic Society; Tiziana Serena (translated by Rebecca Milner); The Catastrophe, Photography, and the Nation; The Photographs of the Earthquake; The Italian Photographic Culture with Respect to the Earthquake; The Album Messina e Reggio: Before and After the Earthquake of December 28th 1908; CHAPTER 8
Summary Nine case studies on the artistic representation of earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters in European towns, from the late Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century
Notes Includes index
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Subject Cities and towns in art.
Cities and towns -- Europe.
Disasters in art.
Disasters -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Folin, Marco, editor
Preti, Monica, editor
ISBN 9004300686 (electronic bk.)
9789004300682 (electronic bk.)