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Author Kavaler, Ethan Matt.

Title Pieter Bruegel : parables of order and enterprise / Ethan Matt Kavaler
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999


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Description 403 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Cambridge studies in Netherlandish visual culture
Cambridge studies in Netherlandish visual culture.
Contents Ch. 1. Commerce, Culture, Crisis -- Ch. 2. The Fall of Icarus and the Natural Order -- Ch. 3. Wealth and Commonwealth -- Ch. 4. The City and the Cycle of Nature: The Battle between Carnival and Lent -- Ch. 5. Custom, Costume, and Community: Celebrating a Marriage -- Ch. 6. Invitation to the Dance: The Peasant Kermis -- Ch. 7. Conflict in the Natural World -- App. A. Concerning the Colorful Caps -- App. B. Dialogus creaturum
Summary Pieter Bruegel: Parables of Order and Enterprise investigates the artist's depictions of folkloric themes and his strategic use of pictorial structures that were established in Netherlandish painting. Arguing that Bruegel's depictions of popular fables address issues of social transformation and conflict, Ethan Matt Kavaler demonstrates that they affirm ideals of a stable, hierarchical society, an ethos opposed to a culture increasingly oriented toward business. The author presents a detailed rendering of the evolving world in which Bruegel worked using a wide assortment of images and writings, including legal handbooks, popular theater, costume books, personal correspondence, emblem books, and alba amicorum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-389) and index
Subject Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting, Flemish -- Themes, motives.
Flanders -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Pictorial works.
LC no. 98029502
ISBN 0521622670 hardback