By Anne M. Myers
Buildings inform tales. Castles, state houses, church buildings, and monasteries are "documents" of the folks who equipped them, owned them, lived and died in them, inherited and stored or destroyed them, and recorded their histories. Literature and structure in Early sleek England examines the connection among 16th- and seventeenth-century architectural and literary works. via turning into extra delicate to the narrative services of structure, Anne M. Myers argues, we start to appreciate how various writers considered and made use of the fabric equipped atmosphere that surrounded the creation of early smooth texts in England.
Scholars have lengthy discovered themselves within the place of excusing or explaining England’s failure to accomplish the identical of the Italian Renaissance within the visible arts. Myers proposes that structure encouraged an strange volume of historiographic and literary construction, together with poetry, drama, architectural treatises, and diaries. Works by means of William Camden, Henry Wotton, Ben Jonson, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Anne Clifford, and John Evelyn, while regarded as a bunch, are texts that overturn the engrained serious concept Protestant worry of idolatry sentenced the visible arts and structure in England to a nation of suspicion and neglect.
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Literature and Architecture in Early Modern England by Anne M. Myers