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Viewing Renaissance Art

Viewing Renaissance Art

by Kim W. Woods, The Open University
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300123434

ISBN-13: 9780300123432

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book focuses on the values, priorities, and motives of patrons and the purposes and functions of art works produced north and south of the Alps and in post-Byzantine Crete. It begins by considering the social range and character of Renaissance patronage and ends with a study of Hans Holbein the Younger and the reform of religious images in Basle and

Overview

This book focuses on the values, priorities, and motives of patrons and the purposes and functions of art works produced north and south of the Alps and in post-Byzantine Crete. It begins by considering the social range and character of Renaissance patronage and ends with a study of Hans Holbein the Younger and the reform of religious images in Basle and England.
Viewing Renaissance Art considers a wide range of audiences and patrons from the rulers of France to the poorest confraternities in Florence. The overriding premise is that art was not a neutral matter of stylistic taste but an aspect of material production in which values were invested—whether religious, cultural, social, or political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300123432
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Renaissance Art Reconsidered Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
768,494
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)

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