Zip Worldly Goods A New History of the Renaissan
Zip Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (Eventually... the point long ago made, the cataloguing of vanities got a bit wearying... Hence, the four stars. Also, I can't be sure that her central thesis is correct. Nonetheless, worth a couple of days of reading.)According to Jardine, in this fascinating book, the explosion of the arts in the 15th century (not only the fine arts - but prints, tapestries, gems, silver works, book-making, credit instruments... etc.) was essentially the result of an enormous acquisitive drive that appeared at this time of burgeoning wealth -- and that led (rather than followed from) to an expansion of trade, globalization, discovery, and empire... that was an attempt to satisfy this drive for a conspicuous consumption that announced that the men and cities involved had attained to pinnacles of worldly success and power. -- Hence, the extraordinary attention given in the paintings of that period to the clothes, cloths, tapestries, hats, turbans, damasks, silks, chalices, gems, embroideries, architecture, books, mirrors, bronzes, velvets, and so forth... in paintings commissioned by wealthy patrons from what were (at that time) essentially craftsmen (i.e., the painters of this period) -- all marks of a bursting forth of material (and of a quite materialistic) culture.Here is an example of what Jardine is getting at. Look at the extraordinarily detailed portrayal of the material culture contained in the work by Carlo CrivelliAnnciation with St. Emidius. 1486. National Gallery, London.The woman inside the window is the Virgin Mary. Outside, the angel Gabriel greets the Virgin while conversing with St. Emidius, the patron saint of Ascoli Piceno (Crevelli's hometown, which had commissioned the panel), who is holding a "meticulously detailed model of the town he guides. "The client discusses his ambitious town-planning project with his architect -- or so it appears."Here is a portrait of the Doge Leonardo Loredan (of Venice) celebrating the new threaded damask and velvet outfit that Loredan had introduced as the Doge's costume as part of a deliberate program of advertising Venice's new-found prominece as a center of high-quality silks.[image error]Vittore Carpaccio, Doge Leonardo Loredan.The men who commissioned or bought these paintings understood the language that these types of material expressions were speaking… the vocabulary and syntax of "worldly goods"…Here is an excerpt from Jardine's commentary on these two paintings:Robert Campin, Portrait of a Man. 1425-30. National Gallery, London[image error]Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man in a Turban. 1433. National Gallery, London"In Robert Campin's A Man and Jan van Eyck's Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban the sitters wear virtually identical costumes. The fur-lined robe of sober, heavy-duty cloth suggests a merchant. So too does the exotic turban, oth for its form and, especially, for its colour. The intense crimson dye 'in the grain' of the cloth is that achieved with Indian lac - a dye made from ground-up cochineal beetles, or from the bark of the trees within which the beetles lay their eggs. Such crimson cloth might be acquired in Venice or Amsterdam, but because the dye which produced its coveted colour had to be imported it was inevitably costly. The red turban advertised the individual's status as a cosmopolitan man of means with access to an international trading center as clearly as Doge Loredan's own distinctive headgear advertised his prominent civic role." (31f.)"Admiration -- the aesthetic sense of wonder with which the beholder gazes upon the work of art -- becomes here a mental representation in which sensual delight is strenuously linked with an appreciation of the market value of the goods and the urge to acquire. In the mid-fifteenth century the social rise of the merchant brought with it an aesthetic of expenditure -- a visual mode which gave delight through the intrinsic desirability of endlessly varied and exquisitely manufactured belongings, available for purchase. The eye of the onlooker responded with pleasurable longing to the fantasy of possession.... The art of Flanders like the art of Venice celebrated the triumph of worldly goods" (124).. Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance are Book In this provocative and wholly absorbing work, Lisa Jardine offers a radical interpretation of the Renaissance, arguing that the creation of culture during that time was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought As Jardine boldly states, The seeds of our own exuberant multiculturalism and bravura consumeIn this provocative and wholly absorbing work, Lisa Jardine offers a radical interpretation of the Renaissance, arguing that the creation of culture during that time was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth that the expansion of commerce spurred the expansion of thought As Jardine boldly states, The seeds of our own exuberant multiculturalism and bravura consumerism were planted in the European Renaissance While Europe s royalty and merchants competed with each other to acquire works of art, vicious commercial battles were being fought over who should control the centers for trade around the globe Jardine encompasses Renaissance culture from its western borders in Christendom to its eastern reaches in the Islamic Ottoman Empire, bringing this opulent epoch to life in all its material splendor and competitive acquisitiveness A savvy, street smart history of the Renaissance Dan Cryer, Newsday Jardine s lively book is specific and down to earth A particularly fascinating section recalls how books suddenly ceased to be principally collector s items or aids to scholars and became the sixteenth century s Internet, dispensing fact and fancy to high and low The New Yorker. Lisa Anne Bronowski Jardine was a British historian of the early modern period From 1990 to 2011 she was Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies and Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, University of London Since 2008 she was Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority HFEA She was a Member of Council of the Royal Institution, but resigned from that post in September 2009 On 1 September 2012, She relocated with her research centre and its staff to University College London UCL to become the first director of its Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities.. Good Kindle Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance This is a good, readable book on the renaissance, but I was disappointed with it, I had expected something more from Professor Jardine.The thesis that desire for worldly goods was a driving force in the renaissance didn't seem radical to me at the time of reading - surely that idea is implicit whenever patronage and commissioning are involved. On reflection my reaction was simply a product of my environment.I came to Worldly Goods after reading bits of Fernand Braudel. So the thesis of the desire to acquire material objects as a driving force of the Renaissance seemed not new but self-evident. Collecting beautiful objects and the increasing wealth of material things provided a useful means for demonstrating conspicuous consumption for the wealthy of this world. Consciously or unconsciously the spirit of Thorstein Veblen moves over the pages of this book. New frontiers in space and skill gave new opportunities to demonstrate wealth and success. On the other hand if you are coming to this book from a background of appreciating art then the approach of this book may strike you entirely differently. It has a focus on the artistic and artisan production of the Renaissance as being objects of desire. It has the Renaissance as the triumph of patronage, not so much as the appreciation of style and talent as ends in themselves but as a means of acquiring fabulous worldly goods.
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