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The gazer's spirit : poems speaking to silent works of art, John Hollander

Label
The gazer's spirit : poems speaking to silent works of art
Title
The gazer's spirit
Title remainder
poems speaking to silent works of art
Statement of responsibility
John Hollander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a gallery of words and images that celebrates the sister arts of poetry and painting. John Hollander, the eminent poet and critic, has selected more than fifty works of painting, print, drawing, photography, and sculpture, from antiquity to the present, and paired them with poems that have addressed the images in their verses. The result is an illuminating and ingeniously organized chronicle of words and images in conversation, as well as a powerful introduction to how, across Western culture, great writers have been inspired by artists' images. Hollander opens the book with an extended critical introduction to the ecphrastic tradition, and closes it with one of his own poems about Monet's La route de ferme St-Simeon, a moving dialogue between seeing and saying, silence and representation. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a powerful witness to the dynamic relations between the visual and verbal that are at the heart of Western culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollander, John
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.O3485
LC item number
G39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Ekfrasis
  • Gedichten
  • Schilderkunst
  • Gemäldegedicht
  • Lyrik
  • Kunst
  • Ekfrasis
  • Gedichten
  • Schilderkunst
Label
The gazer's spirit : poems speaking to silent works of art, John Hollander
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jacopo Sadoleto (1477-1547), "The Poem of Jacobus Sadoletus on the Statue of Laocoon" / Anon., Laocoon -- Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), "Sonnet" / Titian, Portrait of -- Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. Allen Tate, "Sonnet" / William Lescaze, Portrait of Hart Crane. Richard Howard, "Nadar" / Adrien Tournachon, Portrait of Nadar -- Ben Jonson (1572-1637), "The Mind of the Frontispiece to a Book" / Renold Elstrack, Engraved Title Page of Sir Walter Ralegh's History of the World -- Sir Richard Lovelace (1618-58), "To My Worthy Friend Mr. Peter Lilly" / Sir Peter Lely, Charles I and the Duke of York -- Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), "To the Fragment of a Statue of Hercules" / Anon., Torso Belvedere -- William Wordsworth (1770-1850), "Elegiac Stanzas" / Sir George Beaumont, Piel Castle in a Storm -- Washington Allston (1779-1843), "On the Group of the Three Angels Before the Tent of Abraham, by Rafaelle, in the Vatican" / Raphael, Abraham and the Angels
Control code
30667275
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226349497
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94025606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1687661
Label
The gazer's spirit : poems speaking to silent works of art, John Hollander
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jacopo Sadoleto (1477-1547), "The Poem of Jacobus Sadoletus on the Statue of Laocoon" / Anon., Laocoon -- Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), "Sonnet" / Titian, Portrait of -- Francesco Maria della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. Allen Tate, "Sonnet" / William Lescaze, Portrait of Hart Crane. Richard Howard, "Nadar" / Adrien Tournachon, Portrait of Nadar -- Ben Jonson (1572-1637), "The Mind of the Frontispiece to a Book" / Renold Elstrack, Engraved Title Page of Sir Walter Ralegh's History of the World -- Sir Richard Lovelace (1618-58), "To My Worthy Friend Mr. Peter Lilly" / Sir Peter Lely, Charles I and the Duke of York -- Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), "To the Fragment of a Statue of Hercules" / Anon., Torso Belvedere -- William Wordsworth (1770-1850), "Elegiac Stanzas" / Sir George Beaumont, Piel Castle in a Storm -- Washington Allston (1779-1843), "On the Group of the Three Angels Before the Tent of Abraham, by Rafaelle, in the Vatican" / Raphael, Abraham and the Angels
Control code
30667275
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226349497
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94025606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1687661

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