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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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Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists

Looking for More Great Reads? And that’s exactly what this is. Michele rated it really liked it Feb 16, Eiryah Udhen rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower No preview available – Having read other books by Rudolf Wittkower, I must say that I was rather disappointed.

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.

Jessica rated it it was amazing Mar 07, A scholarly work, extensively researched. Read it Forward Read it first. Refresh and try again.

Selected pages Title Page. No eBook available Click here to buy this book Amazon. Ed rated it really liked it Jan 14, Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Aug 07, Daina rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Where the skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with the mysterious and brooding Saturn.

Margot and Rudolf Wittkower explore the history of the familiar idea that artistic inspiration is a 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.

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Was Franz Xaver Messerschmidt insane? Lots of wonderful source material, not great plates but that’s what the internet is fora very loose argument, but ultimately I was ok with that.

Nov 05, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dit levert eerst nog interessante stellingen en gedachten op, maar al snel gaat de ellenlange opsomming vervelen. Riclaz rated it really liked it Nov 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Yet what the book lacks is a clear point of view and methodology. He was on the staff of the Warburg Institute, London, and became professor at the University of London.

Born Under Saturn

Although being intrigued by the idea of wittklwer the nature of the artist and how this might be different from other professional groups, the book lacks a firm structure. Maqroll rated it really liked it Aug 21, Preston rated it liked it May 28, inder 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. Want to Read saving….

Books by Margot Wittkower. Vlagen van genialiteit worden veelal afgewisseld door periodes van melancholie en soms zelfs waanzin. Where the skilled artisan had worked under the sign of light-fingered Mercury, the ambitious artist identified himself with the mysterious and brooding Saturn.

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. Other editions – View all Born Under Saturn: Maria-krisztina Nagy rated it it was amazing Wittkowwr 05, The Wittkowers have read everything and have countless anecdotes to relate: Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder.

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Right at the beginning of the chapter they admit that suicide is not a common phenomenon among artists and happens to all professions, so basically that going deeper into this wtitkower would misrepresent artists’ attempt of suicide.

Tamara rated it it was amazing Dec 29, This idea of the alienated artist, the Wittkowers demonstrate, comes into its own in the Renaissance, as part of the new bid by visual artists to distinguish themselves from craftsmen, with whom they were then lumped together.

In hun zoektocht naar antwoorden nemen Rudolf en Margot Wittkower de biografische gegevens van talloze Re Dit boek begint sterk met de vraag of er een universele karakterschets gegeven kan worden van kunstenaars, bij wie een creatieve geest vaak samengaat met de behoefte aan introspectie en afzondering. Dec 29, Elisa Goudriaan rated it liked it.

The Image of the Noble Artist. The Wittkowers have read everything and have countless anecdotes to relate: Rudolf WittkowerMargot Wittkower. After which they, nevertheless, carry on telling juicy examples of artists killing themselves. Tribulations of Mind and Body.

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Of zijn dit gewoon algemeen menselijke kenmerken? Alienation, in effect, was a rung by which artists sought to climb the social ladder. Please try again later.