Table of Contents for Born under Saturn: the character and conduct of artists / by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower ; introduction by Joseph Connors, available from. Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists: a Documented History from Antiquity to the French Revolution. Front Cover. Rudolf Wittkower, Margot. Rudolph and Margot Wittkower, Born Under Saturn. New York: Random House, , pp. , 89 illustrations, $ John Sandberg Ph.D. Ohio State.
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Click here to buy this book Wottkower. Nov 30, Darrell Madis rated it it was amazing. In hun zoektocht naar antwoorden nemen Rudolf en Margot Wittkower de biografische gegevens van talloze Re Dit boek begint sterk met de vraag of er een universele karakterschets gegeven kan worden van kunstenaars, bij wie een creatieve geest vaak samengaat met de behoefte aan introspectie en afzondering.
Read it Forward Read it first. Mariateresa rated it liked it Jul 30, Please try again later. Although being intrigued jnder the idea of investigating the nature of the artist and how this might be different from other professional groups, the book lacks a firm structure. A collection of wittkoder and anecdotes taken from Bellori, Vasari, Houbraken or Van Mander, organised around certain themes.
And that’s exactly what this is. Stay in Touch Sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes brn its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together.
The artist’s place in society is also described in great detail.
Amusing, astounding, and interesting studies of artist’s personalities, foibles, and work habits from the early Renaissance period to the beginning of the Romantic era. After which they, nevertheless, carry on telling juicy examples of artists killing themselves. Margot and Rudolf Wittkower Michele rated it really liked it Feb 16, A scholarly work, extensively researched.
Snippet view – Scoutaccount rated it really liked it Dec 16, Want to Read saving…. And that’s exactly what thi Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I must say that I was rather disappointed. He was on the staff of the Warburg Institute, London, and became professor at the University of London.
Introduced me to some artists as well, which is always a plus. Sixteenth Century Critics of Eccentric Artists. An example is the subject on Suicides of artists. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Despite the authors’ insistence that they don’t want the book to be a collection of meandering and contradictory anecdotes, it’s largely what it is.
Maqroll rated it really liked it Aug 21, Rubensthe Perfect Gentleman Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower No preview available – Selected pages Title Page.
As to the reputed madness of artists—well, some have been as mad as hatters, some as tough-minded as the shrewdest businessmen, and many others wildly and willfully eccentric but hardly crazy. These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts. Yet what the book lacks is a clear point of view and methodology. Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower. This idea of the horn artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with wittoower they were then lumped together.
This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together. Books by Margot Wittkower. Hugo van der Goes Case History. Samantha rated it really liked it Jul 15, Margot and Rudolf Wittkower explore the history of the familiar idea that artistic inspiration is a A rare art history classic that The New York Times calls a “delightful, scholarly and gossipy romp through the character and conduct of artists from antiquity to the French Revolution.
Most likely Rudolf and Margot Wittkower had been collecting notes on anything which had vaguely to do with artistry that they came across throughout their career and attempted to piece them together in a book.
An excellent sociological study of art as a profession, how artists have supported themselves, and how their profession has been viewed throughout history, the role of patrons, business sense, and drink. Return to Book Page. These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting wittkowre for students of history and lovers of the arts.
Will rated it really liked it Apr 18, Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
No eBook available Click here to buy this book Amazon. Trivia About Born Under Saturn Nov 05, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Where qittkower skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with the mysterious and brooding Saturn. Nov 02, Giovanni GF rated it it was amazing Shelves: These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts.