Koenigsberger's "Commodity Culture and Its Discontents: Mr.
Bennett, Bart Simpson, and the Rhetoric of Modernism" both have lengthy sections establishing theoretical background material to culture and to Arnold Bennett respectively, but that pertain little to .
In the introduction, Editor John Alberti classifies Groening's vision and realization of the cartoon as, "the emergence of an underground-comics sensibility on network television" (xiv).
But on a larger scope, use of iconography, identification with both high and low culture, its place in oppositional culture, and its status in the dominant pop visual culture realm remain the primary reasons for its inclusion and worthiness of study.
(Note that the dialogue is a classical genre.) What attitude towards money is expressed by Giannozzo (pp. Notes themes of generosity, avarice, thrift, honor.
What do we learn about the social status of the Alberti family? 38-39) How has exile affected their position in the world and attitude towards politics (especially the honor of office holding)? 43-47, 50-51) What steps should head of household take to ensure supplies for the family? 56-60) What are the benefits of urban versus rural life? His view of the way a family should be derives from his own negative experience of rejection, hostility and denial of financial assistance by his relatives. Book III opens with the death in 1421 of Lorenzo, Albertis father, and the beginning of his own personal difficulties. Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian scholar, poet and humanist, as well as an art theorist and architect.He was born in Genoa on February 14, 1404, to a noble family with Florentine origins.In 1434 he moved to Florence, where he met Brunelleschi and Donatello. In Florence he wrote On Painting one of the first scientific studies on perspective, and dedicated it to Brunelleschi.Renaissance painting was not a simple imitation of nature, but a representation of reality as the human eye perceived it.Alberti would later alternate between languages, writing in both Latin and common vernacular.After his father’s death, Alberti broke with family tradition by attempting an ecclesiastic career.Perspective meant that figures meant to seem farther from the viewer were reproduced smaller than objects that were nearby.￼Alberti wrote a treatise on sculpture and an essay about his architectural experience, modeled on Vitruvius’s De Architectura.Alberti never directed his own projects; his interest was in theory and planning.