The Key of Green
Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture
By (author) Bruce R. Smith
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Key of Green by Bruce R. Smith
Book DescriptionFrom Shakespeare's 'green-eyed monster' to the 'green thought in a green shade' in Andrew Marvell's "The Garden," the color green was curiously prominent and resonant in English culture during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Among other things, green was the most common color of household goods, the recommended wall color against which to view paintings, the hue that was supposed to appear in alchemical processes at the moment base metal turned to gold, and the color most frequently associated with human passions of all sorts. A unique cultural history, "The Key of Green" considers the significance of the color in the literature, visual arts, and popular culture of early modern England.Contending that color is a matter of both sensation and emotion, Bruce R. Smith examines Renaissance material culture - including tapestries, clothing, and stonework, among others - as well as music, theater, philosophy, and nature through the lens of sense perception and aesthetic pleasure. At the same time, Smith offers a highly sophisticated meditation on the nature of consciousness, perception, and emotion that will resonate with students and scholars of the early modern period and beyond. Like the key to a map, "The Key of Green" provides a guide for looking, listening, reading, and thinking that restores the aesthetic considerations to criticism that have been missing for too long.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226763781
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bruce R. Smith
Shakespeare | Cut, Hardback (July 2016)
In distracted times like the present, Shakespeare too has been driven to distraction. Shakespeare | Cut considers contemporary practices of cutting up Shakespeare in stage productions, videogames, book sculptures, and YouTube postings, while also exploring how Shakespeare's texts have been cut apart beginning in Shakespeare's own time.
Phenomenal Shakespeare, Paperback (October 2007)
In Phenomenal Shakespeare , leading Shakespeare scholar Bruce R. Smith presents an original account for the ways in which Shakespeare's poems and plays continue to resonate with audiences, readers and scholars because of their engagement with the whole body, not just the reading mind.
Twelfth Night, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Bruce R. Smith
This edition of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" reprints the Bevington edition, along with seven sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare's play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges.
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Author Biography - Bruce R. Smith
Bruce R. Smith is the College Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of, most recently, Shakespeare and Masculinity and The Acoustic World of Early Modern England, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.
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