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Item Number: 149286
Title: PIRRO LIGORIO’s Worlds : Antiquarianism, Classical Erudition and Visual Arts in the Late Renaissance
Author: Loffredo, Fernando ; Ginette Vagenheim (eds)
Price: $159.00
ISBN: 9789004382657
Record created on 07/10/18
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 428pp. illus.

Summary: The aim of this volume on Pirro Ligorio’s worlds is to create for the first time a dialogue among renowned Ligorio specialists and emerging young scholars on various aspects of the artistic, antiquarian and intellectual production of one of the most fascinating and learned antiquarians in the prestigious entourage of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The book intends to step away, once and for all, from the almost Manichean approach that generated a distorted vision of his figure and works, especially trough the complex topic of his forgeries. The investigation of this aspect, that will reveal the necessity of a more nuanced study of this activity, is accompanied by an in-depth analysis of some neglected areas of Ligorio's life.

Contents: 1. Pirro Ligorio's Antiquarian Philology, Robert W. Gaston. 2. Editing Ligorio's Epigraphic Manuscripts: New Discoveries and New Issues, Silvia Orlandi. 3. The Epigraphical Forgeries in the Construction of Pirro Ligorio's Libro XXXIX on Roman Antiquities, Nicoletta Balistreri. 4. Drawing Circles: Pirro Ligorio's Working Methods as Evidenced in His Numismatic Manuscripts, Sarah E. Cox. 5. Pirro Ligorio's Evidence for the Cult of Jupiter Dolichenus in Rome and Religious Life at the Barracks, Blair Fowlkes-Childs. 6. Pirro Ligorio and Sicilian Antiquities: Indifference or an Unwitting "Short Circuit"?, Federico Rausa. 7. Looking for Sirens: Ancient Sites in Naples According to Pirro Ligorio, Anna Schreurs. 8. Pirro Ligorio's Casino of Pius IV Reconsidered, or, Why People Love Ligorio's Buildings, Arnold Nesselrath. 9. Pirro Ligorio and St Peter's Basilica: More on the Historical-Christian Investigations and on a Medieval 'Reuse' in the Casino of Pius IV, Carmelo Occhipinti. 10. The Villa d'Este at Tivoli and Its Gardens in Marc-Antoine Muret's Tivoli Cycle of Poems and Uberto Foglietta's Tyburtinum, George Hugo Tucker. 11. Pirro Ligorio's Oxford Album, Ian Campbell. 12. In the Shadow of Polidoro da Caravaggio: Pirro Ligorio as a Draftsman, Ginette Vagenheim. 13. "Pirro Ligorio Neapolitan Painter," 1534-1549 (With a New Addition on His Late Activity as an Architect), Patrizia Tosini. 14. Pirro Ligorio and Sculpture, or, on the Reproducibility of Antiquity, Fernando Loffredo. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 293/34)

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