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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Imedajinsokt Plagens rated it really liked it Aug 05, Maar is dit eigenlijk wel kunstenaar-eigen? Nicholas Costa rated it it was amazing Aug 21, The Character and Conduct of Artists: 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.
Maqroll rated it really liked it Aug 21, Read it Forward Read it first. Beter dan op elk van de pagina’s met een nieuwe kunstenaar te beginnen, hadden de Wittkowers de levens van enkele kunstenaars uitvoerig uit kunnen diepen en door middel borj hun zeker interessante psycho-sociale onderzoek en vragen met elkaar kunnen vergelijken.
Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists by Margot Wittkower
Looking for More Great Reads? 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.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Vlagen van genialiteit worden veelal afgewisseld door periodes van melancholie en soms zelfs waanzin. Scoutaccount rated it really liked it Dec 16, References to this book Bohemians: Sep 18, Jody added it Recommends it for: And that’s exactly what thi Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I must say that I was rather disappointed.
I got through the book by reading a few anecdotes a day, and so it was bearable. 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.
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Arielle rated it liked it Feb 15, Want to Read saving…. Maria-krisztina Nagy rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower No preview available – The Wittkowers have read everything and have countless anecdotes to relate: Sixteenth Century Critics of Eccentric Artists. Nov 05, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 29, Elisa Goudriaan rated it liked it. Mary Harju rated it liked it Jul 02, These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, wittklwer endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts.
I would not recommend this book if you expect a cohesive theory, a firm conclusion or a sound structure. These make Born Under Saturn a comprehensive, quirky, and endlessly diverting resource for students of history and lovers of the arts. Was Franz Xaver Messerschmidt insane?
Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists
Please try again later. And that’s exactly what this is.
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. Paperbackpages.
Born Under Saturn
Tamara rated it it was amazing Dec 29, 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.
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. 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.
The Image of the Noble Artist. Preston rated it liked it May 28, Trivia About Born Under Saturn A collection of stories and anecdotes taken from Bellori, Vasari, Houbraken or Van Mander, organised around certain satirn.
Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder.