Siena, Florence, and Padua: Art, Society, and Religion, 1280-1400, Volume II: Case Studies

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Overview

The eleven papers in this volume present a series of case studies of major works of art either produced in Sien, Florence or Padua or executed by artists associated with the three cities. Contributors include: T Benton (The three cities compared: Urbanism) ; C Cunningham (The design of town halls) ; D Norman (Duccio's 'Maesta') ; C Harrison (The Arena Chapel: Patronage and authorship) ; C King (Effigies: Human and Divine) ; T Benton (The design of Siena and Florence Duomos) ; D Norman (The paintings of the Sala dei Nove in the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena) ; D Norman (Change and continuity in Marian altarpieces) ; C King (Women as patrons: Nuns, widows and rulers) . These two volumes together form the basis of an Open University undergraduate course in art history.
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The first of two volumes designed for an undergraduate Open University course on art in the three centers of the Italian Renaissance. The 11 essays cover the common and distinctive features of the cities, the practitioners of art, communal and family patronage, the relationship of art to religion and intellectual trends, and issues of interpreting the evidence. Volume two contains case studies. Highly illustrated in color and black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300061260
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 8.77 (w) x 11.49 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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