Princeton University Library Catalog

The Jewish ghetto and the visual imagination of early modern Venice / Dana E. Katz.

Author:
Katz, Dana E. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xiii, 188 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice is not a diachronic study of the ghetto's architectural development or microhistory of the masons who erected its tenements. Instead, this is a book about how the built landscape makes, in the words of W.J.T. Mitchell, "seeing show itself." I focus on everyday architectural elements in order to call attention to the vernacular vision of early modern Venice. I am interested in the exchange of gazes framed by ghetto architecture that expose how visuality shapes sociality. That is, I am interested in ways of seeing windows, walls, and gates that look through them to see how they actively inform society. Through a dissection of the ghetto's architectural anatomy, I parse its constituent elements to interrogate seeing as a mediator of urban experience. I analyze the details of construction and design to deconstruct how the ghetto's fenestration patterns, building heights, and enclosure walls stimulate the senses of space and engage lines of sight"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Margins as laboratories of urban planning -- Enclosures as topographies of vision -- Windows as sites of visual disturbance -- Walls as boundaries of the night.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107165144 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 1107165148 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2017009665
OCLC:
972394581
Other standard number:
  • 40027440945
RCP:
C - S