Summary Book Review Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture by Daniela Bini:
Download or read book Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture written by Daniela Bini and published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The power exercised by the mother on the son in Mediterranean cultures has been amply studied. Italy is a special case in the Modern Era and the phenomenon of Mammismo italiano is indeed well known. Scholars have traced this obsession with the mother figure to the Catholic cult of the Virgin Mary, but in fact, it is more ancient. What has not been adequately addressed however, is how Mammismo italiano has been manifested in complex ways in various modern artistic forms. Portrait of the Artist and His Mother in Twentieth-Century Italian Culture focuses on case studies of five prominent creative personalities, representing different, sometimes overlapping artistic genres (Luigi Pirandello, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dino Buzzati, Carlo Levi, Federico Fellini). The author examines how the mother-son relationship not only affected, but actually shaped their work. Although the analysis uses mainly a psychological and psychoanalytical critical approach, the belief of the author, substantiated by historians, anthropologists and sociologists, is that historical and cultural conditions contributed to and reinforced the Italian character. This book concludes with an analysis of some examples of Italian film comedies, such as Fellini's and Monicelli's where mammismo/vitellonismo is treated with a lighter tone and a pointed self irony.
Summary Book Review Alfredo de Palchi by Giorgio Linguaglossa:
Download or read book Alfredo de Palchi written by Giorgio Linguaglossa and published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this keen examination of Alfredo de Palchi’s lyrical oeuvre, Giorgio Linguaglossa refers to de Palchi as the missing link in Italian poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. From page one of this study, de Palchi’s voice is in constant dialogue with the Italian poets of his time. Linguaglossa gives us a complete picture of the relationship between de Palchi’s asymptomatic creative paradigm and what was taking place around him. While the majority of de Palchi’s life was spent outside of Italy, he continued to engage with Italy in his poetry, in translating Italian poets into English and for close to fifty years as co-editor, with Sonia Raiziss, of Chelsea magazine, a biannual that published a significant number of translations of twentieth-century Italian poets. Through Chelsea magazine de Palchi also became a conduit, bringing Italian poetry to non-Italian-speaking poetry aficionados in the United States. It is especially his own verse, written outside the geocultural boundaries that we know as Italy, which makes this study by Giorgio Linguaglossa all the more important.
Summary Book Review Trump and Mussolini by Anna Camaiti Hostert:
Download or read book Trump and Mussolini written by Anna Camaiti Hostert and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-12-15 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trump and Mussolini depicts two historic individuals, though divided by a century--the former at the dawn of mass society, the latter of social networking--as men of beginnings, exploiting these unique moments to their advantage and utilizing rhetoric, mannerism, and body language as weapons of communication often against truth and common good.
Summary Book Review The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula by Joseph Francese:
Download or read book The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula written by Joseph Francese and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-18 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Unpopular Realism of Vincenzo Padula, a Calabrian intellectual committed to the plight of his Region, provides a microhistory of life in a Southern Italian province in the decade following Unification by giving voice to the working classes and women through representation of a diverse reality ignored by the Savoyards.
Summary Book Review Italian Rebels by Raymond A. Belliotti:
Download or read book Italian Rebels written by Raymond A. Belliotti and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Belliotti analyzes the role of positive duties in moral theory, the efficacy of theocratic republicanism, strategies for political revolutions, the implications of an enduring Sicilian ethos, and the profits and perils of the individual-community continuum, while distinctively interpreting the lives and ideologies of Mazzini, Gramsci, and Giuliano.
Summary Book Review Heroism and Wisdom, Italian Style by Raymond Angelo Belliotti:
Download or read book Heroism and Wisdom, Italian Style written by Raymond Angelo Belliotti and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heroism and Wisdom is an interdisciplinary work dissecting the lives, philosophies, and works of fourteen historically significant Italian figures to examine the topics of Italian history, culture, and moral psychology of notions such as practical wisdom, heroism, authenticity, honor, will to power, and leading a meaningful human life.
Summary Book Review Prophetic Times by Maurizio Viroli:
Download or read book Prophetic Times written by Maurizio Viroli and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-31 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout history, prophetic voices have bolstered the struggle for social and political emancipation. Such voices have given meaning to suffering, spoken with pathos and anger to touch passions, and set into motion the moral imagination guiding efforts toward redemption. This book provides the visions of social emancipation we need.
Summary Book Review Picture Titles by Ruth Bernard Yeazell:
Download or read book Picture Titles written by Ruth Bernard Yeazell and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How the practice of titling paintings has shaped their reception throughout modern history A picture's title is often our first guide to understanding the image. Yet paintings didn’t always have titles, and many canvases acquired their names from curators, dealers, and printmakers—not the artists. Taking an original, historical look at how Western paintings were named, Picture Titles shows how the practice developed in response to the conditions of the modern art world and how titles have shaped the reception of artwork from the time of Bruegel and Rembrandt to the present. Ruth Bernard Yeazell begins the story with the decline of patronage and the rise of the art market in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as the increasing circulation of pictures and the democratization of the viewing public generated the need for a shorthand by which to identify works at a far remove from their creation. The spread of literacy both encouraged the practice of titling pictures and aroused new anxieties about relations between word and image, including fears that reading was taking the place of looking. Yeazell demonstrates that most titles composed before the nineteenth century were the work of middlemen, and even today many artists rely on others to name their pictures. A painter who wants a title to stick, Yeazell argues, must engage in an act of aggressive authorship. She investigates prominent cases, such as David’s Oath of the Horatii and works by Turner, Courbet, Whistler, Magritte, and Jasper Johns. Examining Western painting from the Renaissance to the present day, Picture Titles sheds new light on the ways that we interpret and appreciate visual art.
Summary Book Review Italian Art in the 20th Century by Alberto Asor Rosa:
Download or read book Italian Art in the 20th Century written by Alberto Asor Rosa and published by Prestel Pub. This book was released on 1989 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Third volume to appear in conjunction with series of exhibitions of twentieth century art organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Author :Giovanna Wedel De Stasio Publisher :Gale Research International, Limited Release Date :1993 ISBN 10 :STANFORD:36105002382831 Pages :502 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Twentieth-century Italian Poets by Giovanna Wedel De Stasio:
Download or read book Twentieth-century Italian Poets written by Giovanna Wedel De Stasio and published by Gale Research International, Limited. This book was released on 1993 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on Italian poets publishing between the end of World War II to the mid-1990s.
Summary Book Review The Cult of St Anna in Byzantium by Eirini Panou:
Download or read book The Cult of St Anna in Byzantium written by Eirini Panou and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-05-11 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cult of St Anna in Byzantium is the first undertaking in Byzantine research to study the phenomenon of St Anna’s cult from the sixth to the fifteenth centuries. It was prompted by the need to enrich our knowledge of a female saint who had already been studied in the West but remained virtually unknown in Eastern Christendom. It focuses on a figure little-studied in scholarship and examines the formation, establishment and promotion of an apocryphal saint who made her way to the pantheon of Orthodox saints. Visual and material culture, relics and texts track the gradual social and ideological transformation of Byzantium from early Christianity until the fifteenth century. This book not only examines various aspects of early Christian and Byzantine civilisation, but also investigates how the cult of saints greatly influenced cultural changes in order to suit theological, social and political demands. The cult of St Anna influenced many diverse elements of Christian life in Constantinople, including the creation of sacred spaces and the location of haghiasmata (fountains of holy water) in the city; imperial patronage; the social reception of St Anna’s story; and relic narratives. This monograph breaks new ground in explaining how and why Byzantium and the Orthodox Church attributed scriptural authority to a minor figure known only from a non-canonical work.
Download or read book Modelling the Individual written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-05-20 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most noticeable features of the Renaissance is what Jacob Burckhardt called the rise of the individual - in politics and religion, in its social life and in the arts, and in the mentality of Renaissance man, with his inclination to explore, to invent and to make new discoveries. Yet this characteristic is also very puzzling to modern people, who see that although the categories of art which depict particular people increased to a spectacular degree in a period when biography and portrait painting were among the most popular genres, and autobiography began to emerge as a genre in itself and painters began to produce self-portraits, an interest individuals is not necessarily the same thing as the more recent interest in the purely personal aspects of individuals. Literary and artistic traditions, social and ideological backgrounds, and the motives for the production of literature have changed profoundly: Renaissance biography and autobiography, portraiture and self-portraiture have little to do with their modern counterparts. Therefore this book stresses that the Renaissance is not predominantly a mirror of modernity, but rather a period of stimulating difference or alterity. The contributors to this collection of essays aim to create a better understanding of Renaissance biographies and portraits through the analysis and reconstruction of the traditions, contexts, backgrounds and circumstances of their production.
Summary Book Review Epistola Posteritati by Francesco Petrarca:
Download or read book Epistola Posteritati written by Francesco Petrarca and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1998 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays concerning the nature of Renaissance biographies and portraits, which contextualise the works in order to understand their contemporary significance.
Download or read book War & Art written by AA. VV. and published by Gangemi Editore spa. This book was released on 2016-02-03T00:00:00+01:00 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War and Art: The Preservation of Italian Treasures is the result of a joint effort by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento in Rome, the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, and the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C.. All joined forces to ensure that the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War is not forgotten. On July 27, 2014 the Embassy of Italy remembered the last day of peace before the tragedy of WWI with a touching ceremony. At Arlington National Cemetery, a trumpeter played the moving notes of our “The Silence” – our equivalent of “Taps” in the US, and traditionally performed when bidding farewell to the fallen – while musicians in other cities throughout the world simultaneously did the same. To fully understand such a world-changing event as the Great War is to ensure and preserve peace and democracy today. In addition, its comprehension enables us to reconcile our legitimate pride in our national identities with the deep awareness of being citizens of the world. This photographic exhibition, based on images from the Museo del Risorgimento’s archive, highlights the ravages that war can wreak not only on human beings, but also on what should be the inviolate beauty of art. This exhibit represents a unique opportunity to recapture and gain more insight into a significant part of our history. The specific focus on preserving cultural heritage provides a first-hand cultural and historical perspective of the conflict, as well as of the broader Italian framework. It was also thanks to the vital support of the US that Italy was able to preserve most of its artistic treasures – and thus of its identity – from ruthless annihilation. This was in some ways the precursor of a tradition that was later embodied by the notable Monuments Men during the Second World War.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights by Elaine Aston:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights written by Elaine Aston and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion, first published in 2000, addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century.
Summary Book Review The Text is Myself by Miriam Fuchs:
Download or read book The Text is Myself written by Miriam Fuchs and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: German Jewish novelist Grete Weil fled to Holland, but her husband was arrested there and murdered by the Nazis. Chilean novelist Isabel Allende fled her country after her uncle Salvador Allende was assassinated, and she later lost her daughter to disease."
Summary Book Review Florence: Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, 1865-71 by Monika Poettinger:
Download or read book Florence: Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, 1865-71 written by Monika Poettinger and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection provides the first comprehensive history of Florence as the mid-19th century capital of the fledgling Italian nation. Covering various aspects of politics, economics, culture and society, this book examines the impact that the short-lived experience of becoming the political and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Italy had on the Tuscan city, both immediately and in the years that followed. It reflects upon the urbanising changes that affected the appearance of the city and the introduction of various economic and cultural innovations. The volume also analyses the crisis caused by the eventual relocation of the capital to Rome and the subsequent bankruptcy of the communality which hampered Florence on the long road to modernity. Florence: Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, 1865-71 is a fascinating study for all students and scholars of modern Italian history.