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John Talman

An Early Eighteenth-Century Connoisseur (Yale Center for British Art)

By Cinzia Sicca (Edited by), Christopher Baker (Contributions by), Cristina Borgioli (Contributions by), Louisa M. Connor Bulman (Contributions by)

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Format: Hardcover, 330 pages
Other Information: 108 colour illustrations
Published In: United States, 03 February 2009
Contributions by Christopher Baker, Cristina Borgioli, Louisa M. Connor Bulman, Antonella Capitanio, Marco Collareta, Peter Davidson, Francisco Freddolini, Cristiano Giometti, John Harris, Elisabeth Kieven, and Cinzia Maria Sicca This handsome book is the only full-length study of John Talman (1677--1726), first director of the Society of Antiquaries and one of the most influential collectors of drawings in early 18th-century Britain. Prominent scholars discuss the history of Talman's acquisitions, shedding light on the competitive nature, social practices, and aesthetic ideas of connoisseurship both in England and abroad. Talman's collection, amassed in England, Florence, and Rome between the 1690s and 1719, focused on Italian medieval art, architecture, and textiles as well as Renaissance and Baroque architecture and sculpture. It reflected the tastes and preoccupations of artistic and intellectual elites in pre-enlightenment Europe. A vehicle for disseminating aesthetic and historical ideas, the collection became not only an extraordinary document of the state of ancient and modern Italian monuments but also a history of architecture and culture at large that provided visual evidence of buildings and rituals lost through time.

About the Author

Cinzia Maria Sicca is Associate Professor at the University of Pisa.

EAN: 9780300123357
ISBN: 0300123353
Publisher: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 25.91 x 18.8 x 2.54 centimetres (1.11 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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