“All the world’s a stage …” Art and Pageantry in the Renaissance and Baroque


edited by Barbara Wisch and Susan Scott Munshower

Two paperbacks in a slipcase (290 x 220 mm), 620 pages

Published by the Department of Art History of The Pennsylvania State University (1990)

Language: English

Type of book: Non-fiction – Art History

ISBN 0-915773-05-8

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Papers in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University

Volume VI

Part 1: Triumphal Celebrations and the Rituals of Statecraft

Part 2: Theatrical Spectacle and Spectacular Theatre

Richly illustrated in black & white (with a few colour illustrations)

Condition: Used – Some damage to the top and bottom of the slipcase spine. The books themselves are as new except for some minor shelf wear.


Part 1:

1. Loren Partridge and Randolph Starn, “Triumphalism and the Sala Regia in the Vatican”

2. Barbara Wisch, “The Roman Church Triumphant: Pilgrimage, Penance and Processions Celebrating the Holy Year of 1575”

3. Bonner Mitchell, “A Papal Progress in 1598”

4. Patricia Fortini Brown, “Measured Friendship, Calculated Pomp: The Ceremonial Welcomes of the Venetian Republic”

5. George L. Gorse, “Between Empire and Republic: Triumphal Entries into Genoa During the Sixteenth Century”

6. Jeffrey Chipps Smith, “Venit nobis pacificus Dominus: Philip the Good’s Triumphal Entry into Ghent in 1458″

7. Larry Silver, “Paper Pageants: The Tiumphs of Emperor Maximilian I”

8. William Eisler, “Celestial Harmonies and Hapsburg Rule: Levels of Meaning in a Triumphal Arch for Phlip II in Antwerp, 1549”

9. Robert Baldwin, “A Bibliography of the Literature on Triumph”

Part 2:

10. Creighton Gilbert, “A New Sight in 1500: The Colossal”

11. Claudia Rousseau, “The Pageant of the Muses at the Medici Wedding of 1539 and the Decoration of the Salone dei Cinquecento”

12. Mark S. Weil, “The Relationship of the Cornaro Chapel to Mystery Plays and Italian Court Theatre”

13. Ann Sutherland Harris, “Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain as Permanent Theatre”

14. Irving Lavin, “On the Unity of the Arts and the Early Baroque Opera House”

15. Cathie C. Kelly, “Ars moriendi in Eighteenth-Century Rome: Papal and Princely Catafalques. The Contribution of Paolo Posi”


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