Art in Renaissance Italy / Edition 3by John T. Paoletti, Gary M. Radke, Gary Radke
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 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 Napleseach 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Art in Context.
1. Traditions and Innovations: The Thirteenth Century.
2. Varieties of Style and Patronage: The Early Fourteenth Century.
3. Art and Society: The Later Fourteenth Century.
4. Fashioning Images of Rulership and Authority: The Early Fifteenth Century.
5. Elaborating Local and Classical Traditions: The Mid-Fifteenth Century.
6. Splendor and Magnificence: The Later Fifteenth Century.
7. Rivaling Ancient Rome.
8. Renewing the City: The Mid-Sixteenth Century.
9. Innovation and Reform: The Later Sixteenth Century.
Map of Italy.
List of Popes.
List of Venetian Doges.
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