Garcilaso de la Vega and the Material Culture of Renaissance Europe

(Toronto Iberic Book 13)

5124pVuCAPL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Mary E. Barnard
Isbn 9781442647558
File size 9MB
Year 2014
Pages 248
Language English
File format PDF
Category Art

Book Description:

‘This book is an articulate and well-informed view of the poems that defined Garcilaso… Barnard’s sophisticated interpretations make an important contribution to our understanding of an author not coincidentally dubbed ‘principe de los peotas españoles.’

“Garcilaso de la Vega was highly attuned to the material presence of things, and in his Neapolitan poems he wrote on a variety of items such as tapestries, paintings, urns, statues, musical instruments, and weapons as powerful carriers of culture. Barnard offers an original and sophisticated view of the nexus between object, text, and memory where even the body becomes a material site of inquiry, as a space for the investigation of melancholia as much as a celebration of earthly pleasures.  This is a magisterial take on Garcilaso’s exploration of the psychology of the self, on his engagement with cultural heritage, and on the interplay between orality and writing, and a timely intervention that connects his worldview with some of our most pressing concerns and fascinations with objects.”



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