The first comprehensive study in English of the Pisanos' origins, stylistic development and artistic context. Andrea Pisano, the creator of the first set of bronze doors on the Baptistry of Florence, is universally acknowledged as the most important Italian sculptor of the fourteenth century. Andrea's son, Nino, was a significant sculptor in his own right. Dr Anita Moscowitz brings the artistic personality of the artists, who have hitherto been neglected figures in the history of art, clearly into focus. She shows that together the work of the artists reflects two major currents in the European areni: late manifestation of the Parisian court style, and the beginnings of the Italian renaissance style in sculpture. The book includes many high-quality illustrations.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.57(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Acknowledgments; 1. Andrea and Nino Pisano: summary biographies; 2. The Baptistry doors; 3. The Campanile; 4. Andrea Pisano: 1321–1343; 5. Andrea's activity in Pisa and Orvieto and the problem of Nino Pisano; 6. Andrea Pisano and the Tuscan Gothic tradition; 7. Andrea Pisano and classical sculpture; 8. Andrea Pisano and french gothic art; 9. Nino Pisano; 10. Tommaso Pisano; Summary and conclusions; Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; List of illustrations; Index; Illustrations.