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Author Ricketts, Jill M.

Title Visualizing Boccaccio : studies on illustrations of The Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini / Jill M. Ricketts.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


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 UniM Bail  853.1 RICK    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-211) and index.
Contents 1. Beastly Gualtieri: Another Audience for the Tale of Griselda -- 2. Illuminating Metaphors: The Tale of Tancredi, Ghismunda, and Cuiscardo -- 3. Boccaccio, Botticelli, and the Tale of Nastagio: The Subversion of Visuality by Painting -- 4. Imaginative Artistry: Giotto, Boccaccio, and Pasolini -- 5. Living Pictures: High Art Pastiche and the Cruising Gaze in Pasolini's Decameron.
Summary Visualizing Boccaccio represents a new approach to the interpretation of Boccaccio's classic book of erotic tales, The Decameron. Using literary, critical, psychoanalytic, and film theories, Jill Ricketts offers a feminist critique of these stories, exposing tensions generated by sexual difference that motivate privilege, and investigating the possibilities of change in power relations associated with that privilege. In a comparison of selected tales from The Decameron with works by Cimabue and Giotto, fifteenth-century manuscript illuminations, a series of paintings by Botticelli, and Pier Paolo Pasolini's cinematic interpretation of the tales, Ricketts also demonstrates how the juxtaposition of verbal and visual renditions permits new interpretation of each of these works.
Subject Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375. Decamerone.
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 -- Film and video adaptations.
Sex differences (Psychology) in literature.
Sex role in literature.
ISBN 0521496004 (hardcover)