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Figures of Speech

Picturing Proverbs in Renaissance Netherlands

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Hardback

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Figures of Speech by Walter S. Gibson
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Description

"Figures of Speech" addresses a key topic in Renaissance studies: the importance and pervasiveness of proverbs. For sixteenth-century Netherlanders, proverbs revealed the wisdom of the Ancients as well as the linguistic richness found in their own native language; for Pieter Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, and other Renaissance painters, proverbs were a frequent and appealing subject. In this book, Walter S. Gibson provides a comprehensive and engaging survey of these visual representations, capturing for twenty-first-century readers the moral sensibilities of a time and culture when such adages (and the images conveying their meaning) were invaluable guides to life.

Author Biography

Walter S. Gibson is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University and the author of many books including Pieter Bruegel and the Art of Laughter and Pleasant Places: The Rustic Landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael, both from UC Press.
Release date Australia
April 6th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
81 b-w photographs
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
256
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780520259546
Product ID
3997032

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