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This Companion explores the visual, intellectual, and religious culture of Renaissance Florence in the age of Masaccio, 1401-1428. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars and conservators, the essays in this volume investigate the artistic, civic, and sacred contexts of Masaccio's works and the sites in which they were seen. Inspired by the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth, The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio celebrates the achievements, influence and legacy of early Renaissance art and one of its greatest masters.

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Ahl (art history, Lafayette College) edits 10 essays by art historians who are senior scholars on Italian painting of the early Renaissance. The essays often use a contextual approach, with topics that include urbanism, social context, technique, collaboration with Masolino, Massaccio's use of perspective, the Brancacci chapel, and his altarpieces. There are many illustrations, all in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521669412
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to the History of Art Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Masaccio's Florence in Perspective: Crisis and Discipline in a Medieval Society 16
2 Masaccio's City: Urbanism, Architecture, and Sculpture in Early Fifteenth-Century Florence 40
3 Painting in Masaccio's Florence 64
4 Collaboration in Early Renaissance Art: The Case of Masaccio and Masolino 87
5 Masaccio: Technique in Context 105
6 The Altarpieces of Masaccio 123
7 Masaccio in the Brancacci Chapel 138
8 Masaccio's Trinity: Theological, Social, and Civic Meanings 158
9 Masaccio and Perspective in Italy in the Fifteenth Century 177
10 Masaccio's Legacy 202
Notes 217
Selected Bibliography 271
Index 275
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