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Allegory National Gallery Pocket Guide

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ISBN-10: 0300073208

ISBN-13: 9780300073201

Edition: N/A

Authors: Erika Langmuir

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Erika Langmuir, OBE, was Head of Education at the National Gallery (1988–1995), and held the Chair of Art History at the Open University. Other books includeThe National GalleryCompanion Guide.

Foreword
Introduction
The Pagan Gods
Allegory for the public good
Allegory to flatter princes and courtiers
Allegory and dynastic pride
Allegory and astrology
The Virtues and Vices
The theological virtues: Charity
The cardinal virtues: Justice
Prudence
Fortitude
The cardinal virtues and Truth
Chastity
The vices
Sloth
Eros and Chastity: The Triumphs
The combat of Eros and Chastity
The triumph of Chastity over Eros
The Liberal Arts
Rhetoric and Music
Grammar
The Five Senses
Time
The seasons and the ages of humankind
The ages of humankind and the times of day
Further Reading