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A remarkable account of his early life and intellectual formation left unpublished at his death in 2008 by Michael Baxandall, one of the world's greatest cultural historians.


One of Europe's most celebrated historians, Carlo Ginzburg is best known for his ground-breaking microhistory The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller, which examined the beliefs of an Italian heretic. Other works include The Night Battles, on European witch persecutions, and The Judge and the Historian. He has been instrumental in persuading the Vatican to open the Inquisition Archives to researchers.

Michael Baxandall was probably the most influential art historian of his generation. In books including Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy, The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany, Patterns of Intention and Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence (with Svetlana Alpers) he expanded the discipline's range of topics, approaches, and ways of writing. A professor at London's Warburg Institute and the University of California at Berkeley, he was also a member of the British Academy, and was awarded the Mitchell Prize, and prizes by the University of Hamburg, and the MacArthur Foundation. He died in 2008.

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A description of the childhood and intellectual formation of one of the century's great thinkers.

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Summer evenings were long but one still had to go to bed early, and at my school lights were put out at half past seven. For one summer term at that school, perhaps 1945, I and another trust-worthy senior boy, Donovan (say), had been moved to a dormitory of much younger boys, of whom we were meant to be in charge. The infants soon slept, with whimpers and snorts, and the room was stuffy. One lacked the general after-lights sociability of the normal dormitory of contemporaries, and while relations between Donovan and myself had at one time been warm they had recently become cool. So it was my habit to go down to the lavatories and read for a time. That night I left Donovan noisily sucking on an Oxo cube and went down with a book called, I will insist, The Broad highway.

But before going to the squalid shelter of one of the stalls to read it, I had a look out of the window of the murky shower-room beyond. This window was long and low and partly open, and gave on to what had once been a stable-yard. It was a bright June evening, calm and quietly humming, an evening of the kind that suggests wasting it will forfeit something forever. Living was out there and it seemed unbearable and stupid to be inside in this dark. On an impulse I climbed out through the low window into the yard - easy enough even with dressing-gown and The Broad Highway - and then went quickly to ground in a shrubbery that bordered a little-used back drive.

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Titre: Episodes
Sous-titre: A Memorybook
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Code EAN: 9780711231153
ISBN: 978-0-7112-3115-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Quarto Publishing Group
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 144
Poids: 340g
Taille: H224mm x B151mm x T16mm
Année: 2010


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