The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market

The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market

by Martin Wackernagel
     
 

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First published in German in 1938 and later translated into English, this classic of Italian Renaissance historiography centres on the relationship between Florentine art and the conditions under which it was created. In rich detail, Martin Wackernagel explores the impact of patronage and function, widespread demand for art, workshop techniques, and businesses

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First published in German in 1938 and later translated into English, this classic of Italian Renaissance historiography centres on the relationship between Florentine art and the conditions under which it was created. In rich detail, Martin Wackernagel explores the impact of patronage and function, widespread demand for art, workshop techniques, and businesses practices on artists' lives and the results they achieved.
Wackernagel stresses the changing roles of commissions and patrons in the late fourteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, from small-scale enterprise under Lorenzo de Medici to the large-scale development of major Florentine monuments. Through this, he highlights the development of major civic and religious artistic complexes such as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Cathedral and Baptistery, and the convent of Santa Maria Novella. This volume also features a biography of the author and an essay on important later publications related to Wackernagel's themes and arguments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442611849
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/05/2011
Series:
RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series, #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.25(d)

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