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Item Number: 149659
Title: MAARTEN VAN HEEMSKERCK’s Rome : Antiquity, Memory, and the Cult of Ruins
Author: Di Furia, Arthur J
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9789004380462
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2019. 25cm., hardcover, 526pp., 89 color illus.

Summary: Summary: This book presents the first sustained study of the stunning drawings of Roman ruins by Haarlem artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574; in Rome, 1532–ca. 1537). In three parts, Arthur J. Di Furia describes Van Heemskerck’s pre-Roman training, his time in Rome, and his use his ruinscapes for the art he made during his forty-year post-Roman phase. Building on the methods of his predecessors, Van Heemskerck mastered a dazzling array of methods to portray Rome in compelling fashion. Upon his return home, his Roman drawings sustained him for the duration of his prolific career. Maarten van Heemskerck’s Rome concludes with the first ever catalog to bring together all of Van Heemskerck’s ruin drawings in state-of-the-art digital photography.

Contents: Imagining the Eternal: Maarten van Heemskerck Before Rome - The Possibility of a pre-Roman Maarten van Heemskerck - The Ruin Landscape in Jan van Scorel’s Workshop

Drawing the Eternal: Van Heemskerck in Rome - Drawing Ruins in Post-Sack Rome - Memory and Maarten van Heemskerck’s Eternal Eye - The Copious Hand

Remembering the Eternal: Van Heemskerck After Rome - Invention, Collecting, Antiquarianism - Antiquity in 1553: Ruins and Self-Fashioning - Regnum, Reform, and Ruin - Epilogue

A Catalog of Maarten van Heemskerck’s Roman Ruin Drawings - A Note on the Catalog - In and Around the Forum - On the Quirinal Hill - On the Tiber’s East Bank and On the Interior - In and Around the Vatican - Near the South Wall - Further Afield: Otium - Panorama, Collection, Fragment, Fantasia – Deattributions

Back Matter - Notes Introduction - The Possibility of a pre-Roman Maarten van Heemskerck - The Ruin Landscape in Jan van Scorel’s Workshop - Drawing Ruins in Post-Sack Rome - Memory and Maarten van Heemskerck’s Eternal Eye - The Copious Hand - Invention, Collecting, Antiquarianism - Antiquity in 1553: Ruins and Self-Fashioning - Regnum, Reform, and Ruin - Epilogue

A Note on the Catalog - In and Around the Forum - On the Quirinal Hill - On the Tiber’s East Bank and On the Interior - In and Around the Vatican - Near the South Wall - Further Afield: Otium - Panorama, Collection, Fragment, Fantasia - Deattributions - References - Index. (Brill's Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 287/31. ^Available beginning 25 February, Limited Availability, Place Your Order Now^)

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