The Companion to Masaccio

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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 (
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Table of Contents

Introduction Diane Cole Ahl; 1. Masaccio's Florence in perspective: crisis and discipline in a medieval society Anthony Mohlo; 2. Masaccio's city: urbanism, architecture, and sculpture in early fifteenth-century Florence Gary M. Radke; 3. Painting Masaccio's Florence Ellen Callmann; 4. Collaboration in fifteenth-century art and the case of Masaccio and Masolino Perri Lee Roberts; 5. Masaccio: technique in context Roberto Bellucci and Cecilia Frosinini; 6. The altarpieces of Masaccio Dillian Gordon; 7. Masaccio in the Brancacci chapel Diane Cole Ahl; 8. Masaccio's Trinity: theological, social, and civic meanings Timothy Verdon; 9. Masaccio and perspective in Italy in the fifteenth century J. V. Field; 10. Masaccio's legacy Francis Ames-Lewis.

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