Sixteenth-Century Italian Art / Edition 1

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art / Edition 1

by Michael W. Cole
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140510841X

ISBN-13: 2901405108415

Pub. Date: 08/22/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a first-rate collection of the major classic and contemporary writings on the Italian Renaissance. Taking a thematic approach, the book exemplifies the traditional concerns of the field and presents arguments in a clear, accessible way.

  • A stellar collection of 23 classic and recent essays on the art

Overview

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a first-rate collection of the major classic and contemporary writings on the Italian Renaissance. Taking a thematic approach, the book exemplifies the traditional concerns of the field and presents arguments in a clear, accessible way.

  • A stellar collection of 23 classic and recent essays on the art and architecture of this fascinating period in art history
  • Brings together in a single volume, important literature on sixteenth-century Italian art from the last half century, highlighting major topics of recent art historical studies
  • Introduces major topics and debates in the field, including pagan mysteries, nature and artifice, the art of the body, and “reformations” of art, theory and practice
  • Includes new translations of texts never previously published in English
  • Organized thematically, and features substantial editorial introductions, making this anthology ideal for course use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901405108415
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Series:
Blackwell Anthologies in Art History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
568

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Series Editor’s Preface.

Introduction: Michael W. Cole.

Part I: Pagan Mysteries.

Introduction.

1. Raphael’s Tomb: Tilmann Buddensieg.

2. St. Peter’s as Ruins: On some views by Heemskerck: Christof Thoenes.

3. “Virtue Reconciled with Pleasure,” from Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance: Edgar Wind.

4. Love's Sweet Poison: A New Reading of Bronzino's London Allegory: Robert W. Gaston.

Part II: Nature and Artifice.

Introduction.

5. Science and the Poetic Impulse: Martin Kemp.

6. Mannerist Grottos in 16th-century Italy: Philippe Morel.

7. Imitation, Innovation, and Renovation in the Counter-Reformation: Landscapes all’antica in the Vatican Tower of the Winds: Nicola Courtright.

8. Landscape and Still-Life,” from Federico Borromeo and the Ambrosiana: Art Patronage and Reform in Seventeenth-Century Milan: Pamela Jones.

Part III: Figures and Bodies.

Introduction.

9. Preparing to Finish: Portraits by Pontormo and Bronzino around 1530: Elizabeth Cropper.

10. The Mistress in the Masterpiece: Nancy J. Vickers.

11. Michelangelo’s Florentine Pietà: The Missing Leg: Leo Steinberg.

12. Reclining Bodies: Figural Ornament in Renaissance Architecture: Alina Payne.

Part IV: The Artist.

Introduction.

13. The New Professionalism in the Renaissance: Catherine Wilkinson.

14. On Some Engravings by Giorgio Ghisi Commonly Called “Reproductive”: Michael Bury.

15. The Historian and technique: On the role of goldsmithery in Vasari’s Lives:.

Marco Collareta.

Part V: Reformations.

Introduction.

16. Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Charles De Tolnay.

17. Gifts for Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Alexander Nagel.

18. The Carracci and the Devout Style in Emilia: Charles Dempsey.

19. The Gesù in Light of Contemporary Church Design: James Ackerman.

Part VI: Theory and Practice.

Introduction.

20. Leonardo’s Color and Chiaroscuro: John Shearman.

21. The Subject of Savoldo's Magdalene: Mary Pardo.

22. Figure come fratelli: A Transformation of Symmetry in Italian Renaissance Painting: David Summers.

23. Raphael, Angelo Colocci, and the Genesis of the Architectural Orders: Ingrid D. Rowland.

Index.

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