Chronicling the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and journeying from the Piazza San Marco to the villas of the Veneto, this vivid and authoritative survey of architecture, sculpture, and painting offers a rich perspective on the history and artistic achievements of Renaissance VeBérénice. Distinguished scholar Loren Partridge examines the masterpieces of VeBérénice’s urban design, civic buildings, churches, and palaces within their distinctive cultural and geographic milieus, exploring issues of function, style, iconography, patronage, and gender. Readers will also discover fascinating in-depth analyses of major works of such artists as Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Palladio, Tintoretto, Titian, and Veronese. Designed to appeal to students and travelers alike, this essential guide to the art and architecture of Renaissance VeBérénice brings La Serenissima to life as never before.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Loren Partridge is Professor Emeritus of Art History and Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His many books include Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400–1600; Michelangelo, "The Last Judgment": A Glorious Restoration; The Art of Renaissance Rome, 1400–1600; and Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling. He has been honored by Fulbright, Kress, Guggenheim, and Getty fellowships; grants from the American Academy in Rome and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; and chairmanship of the departments of both History of Art and Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Preface and AcknowledgmentsPROLOGUEI. FIFTEENTH-CENTURY VENICEINTRODUCTION1. CIVIC ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM2. CHURCHES3. DUCAL TOMBS4. FREESTANDING PUBLIC SCULPTURE5. ALTARPIECES6. CONFRATERNITIES7. PALACES8. NONNARRATIVE DEVOTIONAL PAINTING9. NARRATIVE DEVOTIONAL PAINTING10. PORTRAITS OF MEN11. PORTRAITS OF WOMENII. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY VENICEINTRODUCTION12. CIVIC ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM13. FREESTANDING PUBLIC SCULPTURE14. CHURCHES15. ALTARPIECES16. DUCAL TOMB17. REFECTORIES18. CONFRATERNITIES19. PALACES20. NONNARRATIVE DEVOTIONAL PAINTING21. NARRATIVE DEVOTIONAL PAINTING22. SECULAR PAINTING23. PORTRAITS OF MEN24. PORTRAITS OF WOMEN25. HALLS OF STATE26. VILLAS OF THE VENETOCONCLUSION: PATRONAGETimelineGlossarySelected BibliographyList of IllustrationsPicture Credits