In fact, the antifunctional aspect of Eisenman's argument is the one that does the least justice to Palladio's radical innovations, as Palladio is arguably the most attentive of all humanist architects to questions of functionality: His villas, with few exceptions (the Rotonda being the most conspicuous), are working farm buildings that have often been ennobled and classicized
only on the surface, with templelike pediments and centralized facades.
In the late fourteenth century, Petrarch had prepared his letters for publication using a Ciceronian model, and "[f]ollowing Petrarch, humanists classicized
epistolarity via the ideal of the Ciceronian familiar letter (the letters of Seneca, Quintillian [sic] and Peter Abelard were also important)" (7).
But Newdigate's head was not classicized
. When he began to re-build, it was with English gothic, not Roman temples, in his mind.
For every gesture towards consolidating African American musical aesthetics, such as Lee Morgan's blues-inflected trumpet solo on Art Blakey's jazz-spiritual "Moanin' " (1958), there was a complementary embrace of aesthetics construed as European or European American, such as Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool sessions (1949-50), which featured an integrated band performing classicized
arrangements under the direction of Gil Evans.
The second, Ajax Flagellifer, certainly was performed before King James at Oxford in 1605, in a Serlian theater built within Christ Church Hall, and equipped with changing scenery painted on revolving periaktoi, a classicized
theater which didn't bear much resemblance to the Athenian theater of Dionysus but was otherwise au courant, and in relation to the contemporary London stage distinctly spectacular.
Likewise, to conclude that the Qur'an was a "best-seller" in Latin Christendom on the basis of a few manuscripts found in the homes of wealthy collectors "who enjoyed being surrounded by books" (145) is to mislead, rather than inform, for what one understand from phrases like "a serious engagement with the Qur'an" is not the presence of copies of the Qur'an in classicized
format in the personal libraries of Renaissance book collectors but a general and wide-spread scholarly interest in the Qur'an; there is no such evidence in either Burman's book or elsewhere.
of New York-Staten Island) examines how spectral resurrections of classicized
Marian pity in the plays of Thomas Kyd, William Shakespeare, and John Webster might represent the cultural trauma of the Reformation, especially that associated with the eradication of the doctrine of Purgatory, the suppression of Catholic mourning ritual, and iconoclasm against the pieta and female saints.
His extended residence in Italy (1468?-79), his mastery of Greek and Hebrew, and his classicized
Latin style combined to make him a durable influence on later humanists.