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- DescriptionWhy do painters sometimes wish they were poets - and why do poets sometimes wish they were painters? What happens when Rembrandt spells out Hebrew in the sky or Poussin spells out Latin on a tombstone? What happens when Virgil, Ovid, or Shakespeare suspend their plots to describe a fictitious painting? This title answers these questions.
- Author BiographyLeonard Barkan is the Class of 1943 University Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His books include Michelangelo: A Life on Paper (Princeton); Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture; The Gods Made Flesh: Metamorphosis and the Pursuit of Paganism; and Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome.
- PrizesShortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
- Author(s)Leonard Barkan
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication11/12/2012
- GenreLiterary Theory
- Series TitleEssays in the Arts
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note40 halftones.
- Weight542 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine20 mm
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