The matter of art : materials, practices, cultural logics, c. 1250-1750 /
This book will appeal not only to historians of art, science, and material culture, but also to general readers with an interest in craft and the history of objects as well as to historians interested in a global history of the early modern period.
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Manchester University Press,
|Series:||Studies in design.
Table of Contents:
- Part I Matter: 1. The matter of the medium: some tools for an art-theoretical interpretation of materials / Ann-Sophie Lehmann; 2. The matter of ideas in the working of metals in ealry modern europe / Pamela H. Smith; 3. On the origins of European painting materials, real and imagined / Anne Dunlop; 4. Gold coins and gold leaf in early Italian paintings / Irma Passeri
- Part II Practices: 5. The ʹGenealogy of Jean le Blancʹ: accounting for the materiality of the medieval Eucharist / Aden Kumler; 6. Lead whiteʹs mysteries / Spike Bucklow; 7. Material distinctions: ;laster, terracotta, and wax in the Renaissance artistʹs workshop / Eckart marchand; 8. Rocks and reverence: Inka and Spanish perceptions of stonework in the early modern Andes / Carolyn Dean
- Part III Cultural logics: 9. Precious stones, mineral beings: performative materiality in fifteent-century northern art / Brigitte Buettner; 10. Carving life: the meaning of wood in early modern European sculpture / Christina Neilson; 11. Arti povere, 1300-1650 / Michael Cole; 12. Polish stone, Venetian glass, and red Hungarian marble: the materials of a Renaisance chapel in Jagiellonian Poland / Katie Jakobiec; 13. Reveal or conceal: chopines and the display of material wealth in early modern Valencia and Venice / Elizabeth Semmelhack; 14. Entanglements of body, text, and stone: the crafting and connoisseurship of inkstones in eighteent-century China / Dorothy Ko.