Art in Renaissance Italy / Edition 1

Art in Renaissance Italy / Edition 1

by John T. Paoletti, Gary M. Radke
     
 

New edition of a study of art in Renaissance Italy that sets the art in its context and explores why it was created and who commissioned the palaces and cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures. Aiming to make the familiar seem more intriguing and the unfamiliar more comprensible, Paoletti (art history, Wesleyan U.) and Radke (Renaissance specialist, Syracuse U.) span… See more details below

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New edition of a study of art in Renaissance Italy that sets the art in its context and explores why it was created and who commissioned the palaces and cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures. Aiming to make the familiar seem more intriguing and the unfamiliar more comprensible, Paoletti (art history, Wesleyan U.) and Radke (Renaissance specialist, Syracuse U.) span more than three centuries and cover all regions of Italy, discussing the political and social structures that affected artistic styles. Boxed sections provide glimpses of the daily life of the period as well as quotes directly from the painters and writers themselves. Contains 601 illustrations (201 of which are in color) as well as a time chart. Oversize: 9.5x11.5".

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135969250
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.09(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : art in context12
IThe late thirteenth and the fourteenth century47
1The origins of the renaissance48
2Rome : artists, popes, and cardinals56
3Assisi and Padua : narrative realism67
4Florence : traditions and innovations77
5Siena : city of the Virgin99
6Naples : art for a royal kingdom124
7Venice : the most serene republic135
8Pisa and Florence : morality and judgment152
9Visconti Milan and Carrara Padua174
IIThe fifteenth century203
10Florence : commune and guild204
11Florence : the Medici and political propaganda251
12Rome : re-establishing papal power289
13Venice : affirming the past and present313
14Courtly art : the gothic and classic336
15Sforza Milan362
IIIThe first half of the sixteenth century377
16Lombardy : instability and religious fervor378
17Florence : the renewed republic387
18Rome : Julius II, Leo X, and Clement VII397
19Mantua, Parma, and Genoa : the arts at court425
20Florence : mannerism and the Medici437
21Venice : vision and monumentality464
IVThe later sixteenth century499
22The Rome of Paul III500
23The demands of the Council of Trent513
24Northern Italy : reform and innovation527
25Rome : a European capital city538

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