Qty:1
  • List Price: $54.99
  • Save: $8.16 (15%)
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Defining the Renaissance ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by -Daily Deals-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This Book is in Good Condition. Used Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism Paperback – August 13, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0521664967 ISBN-10: 0521664969 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $46.83
23 New from $25.95 19 Used from $10.99
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$46.83
$25.95 $10.99
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan
The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan
Read the story of the epic 1973 fashion competition between the five best American and French fashion designers. Learn more | See all by author
$46.83 FREE Shipping. Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism + Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender, representation, identity
Price for both: $80.08

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The book is more than a contribution to feminist revisionism; it also adds much to our understanding of how the art of painting was understood, and by defining 'feminine' artists and painting, it also gives a clearer sense of how 'masculinized' the concept of creativity was in the Renaissance." A. Langdale, Choice

"Thanks to the breadth of her textual analyses and the insightful questions she poses throughout, Jacobs offers a richly illuminating reading of the construction of the Renaissance woman artist. In turn, the book provides a welcome context for several worthy but more narrowly focused critical studies on related subjects whose contents she integrates into her own narrative....a considerable achievement in having uncovered and woven together a complex of ideas that expands consequentially our view of artistic activity in Early Modern Italy." Leslie Korrick, Sixteenth Century Jrnl

Book Description

Defining the Renaissance "Virtuosa" considers the language of art in relationship to the issues of gender difference through an examination of art criticism written between 1550 and 1800 on approximately 40 women artists who were active in Renaissance Italy. Fredrika Jacobs demonstrates how these theoretical writings defined women artists, by linking between artistic creation and biological procreation. Jacobs' study shows how deeply the biases of these early critics have inflected both subsequent reception of these Renaissance virtuose, as well as modern scholarship.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 13, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521664969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521664967
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,629,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
67%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
33%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
Jacobs' work is groundbreaking. Her ideas are coherent and innovative. This is a must-read for anyone interested in art and language in the Renaissance. Her look at the language used to describe these women artists is fascinating and opens new doors on the study of Renaissance art and culture. READ IT!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pam Richman on August 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
A brilliant analysis of language, women artists and their work in Renaissance Italy. A must-read for any student of Renaissance studies or art history. The author guides the reader through this stimulating topic with a well-developed and clear thesis which she expands upon brilliantly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Typical graduate student nonsense. A jargon-packed screed which is already out of fashion. Save your money, read something by Linda Nochlin.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism
This item: Defining the Renaissance 'Virtuosa': Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism
Price: $54.99 $46.83
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?