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Author Cranston, Jodi, 1969- author.

Title Green worlds of Renaissance Venice / Jodi Cranston.

Publication Info. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 215 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Summary "Considers the development of the pastoral in sixteenth-century Venice as an urban phenomenon specific to the lagoon. Studies Venetian urban gardens as actual places, imaginary spaces, and fantasies of urban planning challenged by ecological concerns"--Provided by publisher
"From celebrated gardens in private villas to the paintings and sculptures that adorned palace interiors, Venetians in the sixteenth century conceived of their marine city as dotted with actual and imaginary green spaces. This volume examines how and why this pastoral vision of Venice developed. Drawing on a variety of primary sources ranging from visual art to literary texts, performances, and urban plans, Jodi Cranston shows how Venetians lived the pastoral in urban Venice. She describes how they created green spaces and enacted pastoral situations through poetic conversations and theatrical performances in lagoon gardens; discusses the island utopias found, invented, and mapped in distant seas; and explores the visual art that facilitated the experience of inhabiting verdant landscapes. Though the greening of Venice was relatively short lived, Cranston shows how the phenomenon had a lasting impact on how other cities, including Paris and London, developed their self-images and how later writers and artists understood and adapted the pastoral mode. Incorporating approaches from eco-criticism and anthropology, Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice greatly informs our understanding of the origins and development of the pastoral in art history and literature as well as the culture of sixteenth-century Venice. It will appeal to scholars and enthusiasts of sixteenth-century history and culture, the history of urban landscapes, and Italian art."--Flap of front cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-206) and index.
Contents Introduction : the green worlds of renaissance Venice -- The greening of Venice -- The green worlds of pastoral painting in Venice -- Floating Arcadia : pastoral vedute of Venice -- Pastoral sculpture -- The exported pastoral : painting after the 1520s.
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Subject Pastoral art -- Italy -- Venice -- 16th century.
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Venice -- 16th century.
Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice.
Gardens in art.
Gardens -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century.
Venice (Italy) -- In art.
Chronological Term 1500-1599
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cranston, Jodi, 1969- Green worlds of Renaissance Venice. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019] 9780271082028 (DLC) 2018031499 (OCoLC)1044773082
ISBN 9780271084039 (electronic bk.)
0271084030 (electronic bk.)