Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Edited by : Manfred Landfester

For the thinkers, artists and scholars of the Renaissance, antiquity was a major source of inspiration; it provided renewed modes of scholarship, led to corrections of received doctrine and proved a wellspring of new achievements in almost every area of human life. The 130 articles in this volume cover not only well known figures of the Renaissance such as Copernicus, Dürer, and Erasmus but also overall themes such as architecture, agriculture, economics, philosophy and philology as well as many others.

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Theatre

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Date: 2016-11-24

Theatre architecture

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Author(s): Erben, Dietrich (München)
A. Introduction The Renaissance theatre building long remained an unfulfilled promise. Although architectural theorists of the early Renaissance had made thorough studies of ancient T. on the basis of the treatise by the Roman architect Vitruvius, it was not until the 1580s that purpose-built, permanent theatres began to be built in Italy. Like baths, mausolea, villas and aqueducts, theatres were an ancient architectural typology for which there was, at first, no socially established us…
Date: 2016-11-24

Titian

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Author(s): Borggrefe, Heiner (Lemgo)
A. LifeThe Venetian painter Tiziano Vecellio was born around 1490 at Pieve di Cadore (Dolomites) and died on August 27, 1576 at Venice [18]. He trained at Venice, initially with Sebastiano Zuccato, then Giovanni Bellini. He worked with Giorgione in 1509, at which point his talent attracted attention. He soon won commissions from the signoria of Venice and the rulers of Ferrara, Mantua and Urbino. T. painted Emperor Charles V (fig. 1), who ennobled him in 1533. He went to Rome in 1545 at the invitation of Pope Paul III, and in 1548 he painted the E…
Date: 2016-11-24