Cultural Aesthetics: Renaissance Literature and the Practice of Social Ornament

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A brilliant postmodern critique of Renaissance subjectivity, Cultural Aesthetics explores the simultaneous formation and fragmentation of aristocratic "selfhood" in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Patricia Fumerton situates the self within its sumptuous array of "trivial" arts-including the court literatures of chivalric romance, sonnet, and masque and the arts of architecture, miniature painting, stage design, and cuisine. Her integration of historicist and aesthetic perspectives makes this a ...

Cultural Aesthetics: Renaissance Literature and the Practice of Social Ornament 1993, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226269535

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Cultural Aesthetics: Renaissance Literature and the Practice of Social Ornament 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226269528

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