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The Resource Ben Jonson : poetry and architecture, A.W. Johnson

Ben Jonson : poetry and architecture, A.W. Johnson

Label
Ben Jonson : poetry and architecture
Title
Ben Jonson
Title remainder
poetry and architecture
Statement of responsibility
A.W. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using annotated architectural volumes surviving from Jonson's library as well as his published works, A.W. Johnson surveys the evidence for Jonson's knowledge of, and theoretical agreement with, the architectural principles enunciated in the De architectura libri decem of the Roman architect Vitruvius. He goes on to examine Jonson's encomiastic poetry and the early masques in the light of the latter's interest in architecture, finding in them centred and harmonically proportioned forms which suggest a much closer proximity between Jonson's and Inigo Jones's aesthetic in the early years of the Jacobean period than has formerly been supposed. This original and ambitious study argues that Jonson employed a form of literary Vitruvianism which was a potent force in the shaping of the early masques of his Catholic period, and was to remain an active influence on poetic composition throughout the succeeding century
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Johnson, A. W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jonson, Ben
  • Vitruvius Pollio
  • Architecture and literature
  • English literature
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Poetics
  • Rhetoric
  • Poetics
Label
Ben Jonson : poetry and architecture, A.W. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-261) 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
pt. 1. Sources. 1. Jonson and the Vitruvian Aesthetic. 2. Jonson, Jones, and Vitruvian Romance. 3. Colonna and the Early Masques -- pt. 2. Architectonic Patterns in the Encomiastic Poetry. 4. Centred Form and the Poetry of Praise -- pt. 3. Vitruvianism and the Early Masques. 5. 'Those curious Squares, and Rounds': Number and Structure in the Masques. 1605-1608. 6. The Marriage Masques 1606-1608. 7. The Masque of Queens, 1609. 8. Structural Change in the Masque, 1610-1616 -- APP. I: The Numerical Structuring of Jonson's Early Masques -- APP. II: Jonson, Jones, and the Temple of Solomon
Control code
28708405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates
Isbn
9780198117599
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93027449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1648113
Label
Ben Jonson : poetry and architecture, A.W. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-261) 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
pt. 1. Sources. 1. Jonson and the Vitruvian Aesthetic. 2. Jonson, Jones, and Vitruvian Romance. 3. Colonna and the Early Masques -- pt. 2. Architectonic Patterns in the Encomiastic Poetry. 4. Centred Form and the Poetry of Praise -- pt. 3. Vitruvianism and the Early Masques. 5. 'Those curious Squares, and Rounds': Number and Structure in the Masques. 1605-1608. 6. The Marriage Masques 1606-1608. 7. The Masque of Queens, 1609. 8. Structural Change in the Masque, 1610-1616 -- APP. I: The Numerical Structuring of Jonson's Early Masques -- APP. II: Jonson, Jones, and the Temple of Solomon
Control code
28708405
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates
Isbn
9780198117599
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93027449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1648113

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