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Title :

Perceiving the past : Renaissance humanism after the 'cognitive turn'

Author :
GOUWENS, Kenneth ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Questions and concepts from cognitive psychology, Gouwens suggests, can promote a renewed appreciation for the critical place of the classical revival in humanists' and artists' perceptions of themselves and the world during the Renaissance. He builds on recent research about how humanists read and appropriated the classics to argue that their own perceptions of the historic importance of the classics helped to make the revival a critical point in European cultural history. Gouwens also contends that our image of what defines humanist experience has often been too narrowly restricted to a focus on the humanists' sober philosophizing and their professional rhetorical compositions. Instead, he urges us to conceive of humanism as a discursive field that also included less edifying writings and extended beyond the text to encompass a variety of practices equally critical to the effort to revive the cultures of antiquity. ;
Pagination/Size :
55-82; 4 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Antiquarianisme ; Art ; Classicisme ; Humanisme ; Italie ; Littérature ; Psychologie ; Renaissance ; 1300-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Antiquarianism ; Art ; Classicism ; Humanism ; Italy ; Literature ; Psychology ; Renaissance ; 1300-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The American historical review, 1998, 103, 1, Feb
INIST identifier :
24993301 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0002-8762 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
American Historical Association, Washington, DC
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;