"In writing "Dilettanti", Redford has presented a compelling and invigorating overview of the Dilettanti, their society, and the impact that this group of eccentric amateur scholars has had on history."--"History in Review"From the Publisher:
With elegance and wit, this volume recreates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti - a group founded in 1732 devoted to the study, and support of those studying, Greco-Roman antiquity."Dilettanti" is a superbly illustrated volume that examines its members, and their expeditions, collections, and publications - which laid the groundwork for the Neo-Classical revival. It also shows how they were able to successfully combine the didactic - detailed investigations into technique, condition, restoration and provenance - with the ability to bring illustrations of ancient sculpture to new artistic heights.
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Descripción Getty Publications, Los Angeles, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 242 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. ART HISTORY. With elegance and wit, Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti. He dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions, collections, and publications laid the groundwork for the Neoclassical revival and for the scholarly study of Graeco-Roman antiquity. After the foundation of the society in 1732, portraits of the Dilettanti were painted by George Knapton, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. These include a striking group of mock-classical and mock-religious portraits, which Redford deconstructs deliciously. The society's support of expeditions to the Levant yielded pioneering architectural and archaeological folios, from The Antiquities of Athens (1762) to Specimens of Ancient Sculpture (1809). These monumental volumes aspired to empirical exactitude in text and image alike. As Redford shows, they combine the didactic (detailed investigations into technique, condition, restoration, and provenance) with the connoisseurial (plates that bring the illustration of ancient sculpture to new artistic heights). The accompanying exhibition Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit: The Society of Dilettanti was on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa August 7 through October 27, 2008. Bruce Redford is University Professor and Professor of Art History and of English at Boston University. "Elegantly written text provides a lively anthropological analysis. traces the rise and decline of the culture of curiosity exemplified by the gentleman amateur or dilettante." - New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century (Key Words: Eighteenth-Century, England, 1700s, Bruce Redford, Society of Dilettanti, Graeco-Roman Antiquity). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 73314X2
Descripción J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0892369248
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