Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Nature and the arts in early modern Naples


Nature and the arts in early modern Naples. Edited by: van Gastel, Joris; Fehrenbach, Frank (2020). Berlin, Deutschland: Walter de Gruyter.

Abstract

The literary, artistic, and scientific culture of early modern Naples is closely linked to the natural topography of the city, stretching from Iacopo Sannazaro's poetic evocation of the Campania landscape to Giambattista Vico's approach in which he anchors human civilization to the existential confrontation with natural forces. With the open sea, the rocky coastline, and the menacing presence of Vesuvius, the image of Naples, more than any other city in early modern times, is associated in the collective imagination with the forces of nature. Even the populace was interpreted as a force of nature. In this volume, art, literature, and science historians investigate the convergence of culture and nature in a unique geographic context.

Abstract

The literary, artistic, and scientific culture of early modern Naples is closely linked to the natural topography of the city, stretching from Iacopo Sannazaro's poetic evocation of the Campania landscape to Giambattista Vico's approach in which he anchors human civilization to the existential confrontation with natural forces. With the open sea, the rocky coastline, and the menacing presence of Vesuvius, the image of Naples, more than any other city in early modern times, is associated in the collective imagination with the forces of nature. Even the populace was interpreted as a force of nature. In this volume, art, literature, and science historians investigate the convergence of culture and nature in a unique geographic context.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Art History
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Arts
Language:English, German, Italian
Date:2020
Deposited On:22 Jan 2021 15:53
Last Modified:11 Mar 2021 16:46
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter
Series Name:Naturbilder = Images of Nature
Volume:7
Number of Pages:270
ISBN:9783110599220
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110720488
Official URL:https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/537884
Related URLs:https://uzb.swisscovery.slsp.ch/permalink/41SLSP_UZB/rloemb/alma990116337880205508 (Library Catalogue)

Download

Full text not available from this repository.
View at publisher

Get full-text in a library