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By Anne M. Myers

Buildings inform tales. Castles, nation houses, church buildings, and monasteries are "documents" of the folk who outfitted them, owned them, lived and died in them, inherited and kept or destroyed them, and recorded their histories. Literature and structure in Early smooth England examines the connection among 16th- and seventeenth-century architectural and literary works. by way of turning into extra delicate to the narrative services of structure, Anne M. Myers argues, we commence to appreciate how various writers considered and made use of the cloth outfitted surroundings 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 an identical of the Italian Renaissance within the visible arts. Myers proposes that structure encouraged an strange volume of historiographic and literary creation, 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, whilst 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 country of suspicion and neglect.

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