A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

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by Babette Bohn, James M. Saslow
     
 

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A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art provides a diverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history.

  • Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from art experts that address various aspects

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A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art provides a diverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history.

  • Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from art experts that address various aspects of European visual arts produced from circa 1300 to 1700
  • Divided into five broad conceptual headings: Social-Historical Factors in Artistic Production; Creative Process and Social Stature of the Artist; The Object: Art as Material Culture; The Message: Subjects and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse
  • Covers many topics not typically included in collections of this nature, such as Judaism and the arts, architectural treatises, the global Renaissance in arts, the new natural sciences and the arts, art and religion, and gender and sexuality
  • Features essays on the arts of the domestic life, sexuality and gender, and the art and production of tapestries, conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theater
  • Focuses on Western and Central Europe and that territory's interactions with neighboring civilizations and distant discoveries
  • Includes illustrations as well as links to images not included in the book 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The comprehensive collection of essays addresses major aspects of European visual arts produced in 1300-1700. This book offers developments in the sphere of theory and criticism with the changing tastes, attitudes, and goals among patrons and artists.”  (NeoPopRealism Journal, 1 August 2013)

"Provides a fuller context for students to understand the confluence of ideas related to art production and allows students an opportunity to examine several examples of methodological principles behind art historical research ... Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students." (Choice, 1 September 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444337266
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Art History Series , #10
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“An enlightening and enabling companion to the study of Renaissance and Baroque art history from the classic heartland of the discipline to the latest frontiers.”
- Joseph Connors, Harvard University

“Focusing on the Renaissance and Baroque periods, this collection demonstrates for scholars and students alike where art history has been and where it is going.”
- David G. Wilkins, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburg

“The editors have gathered some of the best-known scholars of Renaissance and Baroque art history to create a vibrant picture of contemporary thinking about Early Modern art, in a collection usefully organized by categories of particular interest today.”
- Mary D. Garrard, Professor Emerita, American University

Meet the Author

Babette Bohn is Professor of Art History at Texas Christian University. Her publications include two books on Italian prints, Agostino Carracci (1995) and Italian Masters of the Sixteenth Century (1996), and two on the drawings of Ludovico Carracci (2004) and Guido Reni (2008).

James M. Saslow is Professor of Art History, Theatre, and Renaissance Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His most recent book, Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts (1999), received two awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation.

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