Art and Knowledge in Rome and the European Republic of Letters | Thijs Weststeijn
How did Early Modern artists, from Michelangelo to Piranesi, engage in the production, diffusion, and reception of knowledge?
In this book, sixteen chapters explore painters and architects as agents in a European network of communication that involved texts, images, and material culture. The metaphor of the Republic of Letters illuminates exchanges between the cultural centre of Rome and different European peripheries. The role of the Low Countries stands out which gave rise to a variety of innovations, from the first studies of the Early Christian Catacombs, to new reproductive techniques for ‘paper museums’, and seminal interest in Egyptian antiquities.
Art and Knowledge in Rome and the European Republic of Letters, 1500-1750. Fragmenta 5
- Thijs Weststeijn (ed.)
- Turnhout: Brepols 2014
- ISBN: 978 25 0353 638 5