Art in Renaissance Italy / Edition 3

Art in Renaissance Italy / Edition 3

by John T. Paoletti, Gary M. Radke, Gary Radke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131935100

ISBN-13: 9780131935105

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives," write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes

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"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives," write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renaissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples—each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy. For enthusiasts of Italian Renaissance art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131935105
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Perspectives Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.05(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Art in Context.
Materials and Methods.

1. Traditions and Innovations: The Thirteenth Century.
VENICE, FLORENCE, and SIENA: Communal Myths and Institutions. ROME: Artists, Popes, and Cardinals Renewing the Church, 1277-c. 1310. ASSISI: Papal Influence Outside Rome.

2. Varieties of Style and Patronage: The Early Fourteenth Century.
PADUA and FLORENCE: Private Patronage. FLORENCE and SIENA: Promoting Church and State. NAPLES and MILAN: Images of Dynasty, Power and Magnificence.

3. Art and Society: The Later Fourteenth Century.
VENICE: Images of the State and the Individual. PISA and FLORENCE: Morality, Judgement, and Crisis. MILAN and PAVIA: The Visconti. PADUA: The Carrara Court.

4. Fashioning Images of Rulership and Authority: The Early Fifteenth Century.
THE COURTS: Gothic and Classical Inspirations. FLORENCE: Expressions of the Restored Republic. SIENA: Renewing the Image of the Commune.

5. Elaborating Local and Classical Traditions: The Mid-Fifteenth Century.
FLORENCE: Civic and Personal Commissions under the Medici. ROME: Reestablishing Papal Power. VENICE and the VENETO: Affirmations of Past and Present.

6. Splendor and Magnificence: The Later Fifteenth Century.
THE COURTS: Art Reflecting the Ruler. FLORENCE: The Golden Age under Lorenzo the Magnificent. ROMA CAPUT MUNDI. MILAN: The Sforza and a Grand Classical Style.

7. Rivaling Ancient Rome.
FLORENCE: The Renewed Republic. ROME: The Imperial Style under Julius II and the Dissolution of Papal Power under the Medici Popes. FLORENCE II: Return of the Medici. VENICE: Vision and Monumentality. FERRARA, MANTUA, PARMA, and Genoa: Exquisite Delights.

8. Renewing the City: The Mid-Sixteenth Century.
VENICE and the VENETO: The City Triumphant. FLORENCE under COSIMO I (1537-74) and His Successors. ROMA RESTAURATA: Paul III (r. 1534-49) and Michelangelo.

9. Innovation and Reform: The Later Sixteenth Century.
The DEMANDS of the COUNCIL of TRENT. SIXTUS V and the REPLANNING of ROME.

Map of Italy.
Genealogies.
List of Popes.
List of Venetian Doges.
Time Chart.
City Plans.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Picture Credits.
Literary Credits.
Index.

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