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On the Beauty of Women

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ISBN-10: 0812214048

ISBN-13: 9780812214048

Edition: 1993

Authors: Agnolo Firenzuola, Konrad Eisenbichler, Jacqueline Murray, Jacqueline Murray, Jacqueline Murray

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First published in 1548,On the Beauty of Womenpurports to record two conversations shared by a young gentleman, Celso, and four ladies of the upper bourgeoisie in the vicinity of Florence. One afternoon Celso and the ladies consider universal beauty. On a subsequent evening, they attempt to fashion a composite picture of perfect beauty by combining the beautiful features of women they know. The standards of beauty established in the garden give way to the artistic, creative imagination of the human spirit, and the group's movement from garden to hall seems to echo the dialogue's movement from Nature to Art, from divinely to humanly created beauty. Konrad Eisenbichler and Jacqueline Murray…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 10/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Firenzuola's Works
The Structure of the Dialogue
The Characters of the Dialogue
The Courtship Game
Intellectual Background to Renaissance Neoplatonism
Firenzuola, Neoplatonism, and Art
Ideas about the Nature of Women
Critical Comments on the Dialogue On the Beauty of Women
Translation Criteria
First Dialogue
Second Dialogue
Notes to the Proem
Notes to the First Dialogue
Notes to the Second Dialogue