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Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories

Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories

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  • Date Published: March 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2014
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521482141

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  • Nicolas Poussin's Landscape Allegories offers new interpretations for several of the most beautiful and enigmatic paintings of the artist's late career. Sheila McTighe examines the landscapes within the social and intellectual context of seventeenth-century libertinage, a clandestine atheist movement, and argues that, despite their outward limpidity, Poussin's landscape allegories are deliberately obfuscatory, their meaning ensconced in a set of signs and symbols recognizable only to an intellectual milieu that was marginal in seventeenth-century cultural life.

    • New analysis of Poussin which sets him in the context of the history of ideas leading up to his work
    • Richly illustrated
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    'McTighe's argument … is pursued with great erudition.' Humphrey Wine, Apollo

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1996
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521482141
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 185 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2014
  • Table of Contents

    1. Poussin's storm landscapes and Libertinage in the mid-seventeenth century
    2. Poussin's Landscape with Orpheus circa 1650: the politics of its reception
    3. Landscape as the site of allegory: Poussin and Roman studies of the hieroglyph
    4. Poussin's classicism or Libertinage in representation

  • Author

    Sheila McTighe, Barnard College, New York

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