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Author Goldstein, Claudia

Title Pieter Bruegel and the Culture of the Early Modern Dinner Party
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2010


Description 1 online resource (188 pages)
Series Visual Culture in Early Modernity
Visual culture in early modernity.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Private Parties and Public Life; Chapter Outline; Notes; 1 Opulent Precedents: Jerome de Busleyden's Humanist Banquets; Busleyden's Guests; The Stoove; ""conviva convivio nostro""48; Business Elsewhere; Notes; 2 Wine, Beer, and Butter: Jan Noirot's Dining Room and Social Life at the Antwerp Mint; The Mint at Mid-Century; Mint Men; The Mint Master's House; Hester van Eeckeren and Household Maintenance; Notes; 3 The Dinner Party as Performance; Theories of Performance and the Table-Play
Bruegel's Peasants as PerformersNotes; 4 Sea Gods Battle and Peasants Dance: The Material Culture of the Antwerp Dinner Party; Table; Kruiken (Stoneware Jugs); Tafelbellen (Table Bells); Salt Cellars (Soutvaten); Knives and Spoons; Fopglazen (Play Glasses) and Early Modern Drinking Games; Hearth; Blaesbalcken (Bellows); Kacheltegels (Hearth Tiles); Notes; 5 Antwerp and Beyond: Envisioning the Early Modern Dining Room; Dining Rooms in Antwerp; The Country (or Suburban) Dining Room; Palace Dining Rooms; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary "Mining a rich, interdisciplinary mix of sources, including stoneware jugs, personal correspondence, paintings, inventories, and literature written for the dining room, this study offers a critical and entirely original examination of the function of early modern images for the people who owned and viewed them. The study explores the emergence, functions and material culture of the Antwerp dinner party during the heady days of the mid-sixteenth century, when Antwerp?s art market was thriving and a new wealthy, non-noble class dominated the city. The author recontextualizes some of Bruegel?s work within the cultural nexus of the dining room, where material culture and theatrical performance met humanist wit and the desire for professional advancement. The narrative also touches on the reception of Northern art in Lombardy, on intersections among painting, material culture, and theater, and on intellectual history."--Provided by publisher
Notes Print version record
Subject Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569 -- Themes, motives
SUBJECT Bruegel, Pieter, approximately 1525-1569 fast
Subject Art and society -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- History -- 16th century
Dinners and dining -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- History -- 16th century
Art and society
Dinners and dining
Themes, motives
SUBJECT Antwerp (Belgium) -- Civilization -- 16th century
Subject Belgium -- Antwerp
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Levy, Dr. Allison
ISBN 9781351554053