Pirro Ligorio’s Worlds brings renowned Ligorio specialists into conversation with emerging young scholars, on various aspects of the artistic, antiquarian and intellectual production of one of the most fascinating and learned antiquaries in the prestigious entourage of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The book takes a more nuanced approach to the complex topic of Ligorio’s ‘forgeries’, investigating them in relation to previously neglected aspects of his life and work.
Ginette Vagenheim, Ph.D. (192), is Professor of Latin Languages, Literature and Humanities at the University of Rouen-Normandie. She has published numerous articles and edited volumes on Pirro Ligorio, Antiquarianism and on Classical scholarship and its reception in the Renaissance.
Fernando Loffredo, Ph.D. (2010), is currently post-doctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte. In 2015-2017, he was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at CASVA. He has taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Ginette Vagenheim, Ph. D. (1992), is Professor of Latin Language, Literature and Humanities at the Université of Rouen-Normandie. She has published numerous articles and collective books on Pirro Ligorio, Antiquarianism and Classical scholarship in the Renaissance and its reception.
Fernando Loffredo, Ph.D. (2010), is currently post-doctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2017 at CASVA and he taught as Visiting Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Table of contents
Preface List of Figures
Introduction: Pirro Ligorio’s Worlds, or, an Invitation to Navigate the Boundaries of Truth Fernando Loffredo and Ginette Vagenheim
Pirro Ligorio versus Philology
1 Pirro Ligorio’s Antiquarian Philology Robert W. Gaston
2 Editing Ligorio’s Epigraphic Manuscripts: New Discoveries and New Issues Silvia Orlandi
3 The Epigraphical Forgeries in the Construction of Pirro Ligorio’s Libro XXXIX on Roman Antiquities Nicoletta Balistreri
4 Drawing Circles: Pirro Ligorio’s Working Methods as Evidenced in His Numismatic Manuscripts Sarah E. Cox
Pirro Ligorio and the Ancient World
5 Pirro Ligorio’s Evidence for the Cult of Jupiter Dolichenus in Rome and Religious Life at the Barracks Blair Fowlkes-Childs
6 Pirro Ligorio and Sicilian Antiquities: Indifference or an Unwitting “Short Circuit”? Federico Rausa
7 Looking for Sirens: Ancient Sites in Naples According to Pirro Ligorio Anna Schreurs
Pirro Ligorio and the Renaissance Villa
8 Pirro Ligorio’s Casino of Pius IV Reconsidered, or, Why People Love Ligorio’s Buildings Arnold Nesselrath
9 Pirro Ligorio and St Peter’s Basilica: More on the Historical-Christian Investigations and on a Medieval ‘Reuse’ in the Casino of Pius IV Carmelo Occhipinti
10 The Villa d’Este at Tivoli and Its Gardens in Marc-Antoine Muret’s Tivoli Cycle of Poems and Uberto Foglietta’s Tyburtinum George Hugo Tucker
Pirro Ligorio and the Visual Arts
11 Pirro Ligorio’s Oxford Album Ian Campbell
12 In the Shadow of Polidoro da Caravaggio: Pirro Ligorio as a Draftsman Ginette Vagenheim
13 “Pirro Ligorio Neapolitan Painter,” 1534–1549 (With a New Addition on His Late Activity as an Architect) Patrizia Tosini
14 Pirro Ligorio and Sculpture, or, on the Reproducibility of Antiquity Fernando Loffredo
Conclusions and Appendix Index
All interested in the intellectual history of the Late Renaissance in Rome, especially the antiquarianism and the classical scholarship and also any scholar concerned with interdisciplinary methodology applied on both Antiquity and Renaissance Culture. Keywords, Pirro Ligorio, Antiquarianism, Classical scholarship, History of Epigraphy, History of Numismatic, Codicology, Neo-Latin Poetry, Paintings, Drawings, Architecture, Sculpture, Antiquities, Oriental cults in Rome, Topography, Mythology, archaeology.