Wednesday, December 07, 2011


*The Humanities Initiative at NYU presents*
Bella Mirabella
*Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories*
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

A panel celebrating the publication of *Ornamentalism: The Art of
Renaissance Accessories* (University of Michigan Press, 2011), edited
by *Bella Mirabella*, Associate Professor at Gallatin, NYU. With panelists *Virginia
Cox* (Italian Studies, NYU), *Patricia Lennox* (Gallatin, NYU), and *Caroline
Weber* (French, Columbia).

In recent years much scholarly attention has been devoted to clothing in
the Early Modern period. *Ornamentalism: the Art of Renaissance
Accessories*brings accessories to the center of the material cultural
stage and to the debate about the role of fashion in the Renaissance and beyond. The volume, focusing on Italy and England, including accessories worn by men and women,
looks at the use of accessories from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Please
reserve your place here.


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