Julia de Castro, La retorica delle puttane
A bold and controversial revision of Ferrante Pallaviano's text on prostitution.
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In 1642, the Italian Ferrante Pallavicino wrote his Rhetoric of the prostitute, in which he compiled with acidity and ingenuity his advice for the prostitutes of the time, following step by step the norms that the Jesuit Cipriano Súarez established in his famous Rethorica, which must be studied in schools back then. Pallavicino was 28 years old and had just knowingly signed his death warrant. After fleeing Venice, he was captured in 1644 in Avignon, where he was executed and beheaded.
This volume includes the translation of the work and the replica that, almost 400 years later, the artist Julia de Castro offers to Pallavicino, collecting her own vision of prostitution and being equally aware of the controversy of her position: an unambiguous defense of prostitution as a trade, in an exciting hand in hand between these two restless personalities.
Along with the texts of both, the images of Juan Baraja are included, which portray on the one hand two current prostitutes who exercise their trade voluntarily, and on the other, various enclaves of Rome where famous prostitutes lived who in turn obtained power, position and wealth practicing prostitution.
- 21,5 x 28,5 cm
- Publishing House
- La Fábrica
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