The Northern Renaissance

The Northern Renaissance

by Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Jeffrey Chipps Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0714838675

ISBN-13: 9780714838670

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Phaidon Press

While cities and societies rose, fell, and were found to exist on the other side of the world, the masters of Northern Renaissance art grew in their appreciation of nature in the midst of civil and religious turmoil. Smith (U. of Texas at Austin) traces the intellectual, social and spiritual contexts in which van Eyck, Holbein, Durer, and hundreds of lesser-known

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While cities and societies rose, fell, and were found to exist on the other side of the world, the masters of Northern Renaissance art grew in their appreciation of nature in the midst of civil and religious turmoil. Smith (U. of Texas at Austin) traces the intellectual, social and spiritual contexts in which van Eyck, Holbein, Durer, and hundreds of lesser-known virtuosi sought subjects and patrons. He shows how artists used new conventions and techniques to explain how life in Germany, France, the Low Countries, Britain and Austria was changing irrevocably. This is a volume in the series Art & Ideas. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714838670
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Art and Ideas Ser.
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,253,197
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction4
1The Beholder's Eye: Art, Artists and the Marketplace13
2An Emerging Reality: Court Art and the Ars Nova33
3Pride of Place: Art in the Cities67
4Tangible Success: Early Portraits and Domestic Art93
5The Inner Gaze: Private Devotional Art119
6The Well-Dressed Church: The Materialization of Faith147
7Dancing with Death: The Art of Dying Well197
8Mass Communication: Prints and Printmaking239
9Beyond Mere Craft: The Knowledgeable Artist273
10Theatre of the World: Exploring Nature and Human Nature309
11Reading Pictures: The Reformation's Challenge351
12The Artist and the Connoisseur: Courts, Cities and Collectors381
Epilogue409
Glossary422
Brief Biographies424
Key Dates430
Map435
Further Reading436
Index441
Acknowledgements446

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