The Monster in the Garden: The Grotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 16 okt. 2015 - 256 pagina's
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Monsters, grotesque creatures, and giants were frequently depicted in Italian Renaissance landscape design, yet they have rarely been studied. Their ubiquity indicates that gardens of the period conveyed darker, more disturbing themes than has been acknowledged.

In The Monster in the Garden, Luke Morgan argues that the monster is a key figure in Renaissance culture. Monsters were ciphers for contemporary anxieties about normative social life and identity. Drawing on sixteenth-century medical, legal, and scientific texts, as well as recent scholarship on monstrosity, abnormality, and difference in early modern Europe, he considers the garden within a broader framework of inquiry. Developing a new conceptual model of Renaissance landscape design, Morgan argues that the presence of monsters was not incidental but an essential feature of the experience of gardens.

 

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Reframing the Renaissance Garden
1
From Fascism to Foucault
17
Chapter 2 The Grotesque and the Monstrous
47
The Excessive the Deficient and the Hybrid
82
The Colossal Mode
115
The Sacro Bosco
135
Toward the Sublime
164
Notes
173
Bibliography
213
Index
233
Acknowledgments
245
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Over de auteur (2015)

Luke Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Monash University. He is author of Nature as Model: Salomon de Caus and Early Seventeenth-Century Landscape Design.

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