New York: Garland Publishing, 1977.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #15092
UNDERLINING and some marginal notes, edge foxing, owner's signature, note on front free endpaper, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Reprints 1974 University of Chicago dissertation. 72 illustration plates. Significance of the work of Pieter Aertsen and his student and nephew Joachim Beuckelaer in 16th century Antwerp "within the cultural context in which it was produced. ... Among these works are some extraordinary paintings in which secular subjects are incongruously combined with religious subjects. The iconigraphic inventiveness as well as the apparent popularity of the new subjects compels us to speculate as to the historical circumstances that may have motivated their creation. Secondly the juxtaposition of secular and religious themes within the confines of a single picture demands an explanation. What did the artists intend, or alternatively, how did contemporaries understand these works?" - Introduction. Contents: Preface; List of Illustratoins; Introduction: The "Problem" of Aertsen and Beuckelaer; Part I. Pieter Aertsen and Joachim Beuckelaer: I. Pieter Aertsen; II. Joachim Beuckelaer; Part II: Secular Painting in the Context of the Reformation: III. The Image Debate: The Reformed Challenge; IV. The Image Debate: The Catholic Reaction; V. The Religious Attitude of Aertsen and Beuckelaer; Conclusion: Iconographic Expansion and the Image Debate; Bibliography; Illustrations. ; Outstanding Dissertations In The Fine Arts; xii, 284, 72 pl pages.