Art, Power, and Patronage in Renaissance Italy

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: PENGUIN
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"Art, Power, and Patronage in Renaissance Italy has a freshness and breadth of approach that sets the art in its context, exploring why it was created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures. For, as the authors claim, Italian Renaissance artists were no more solitary geniuses than are most architects and commercial artists today." "This book covers not only the foremost artistic centers of Rome and Florence. Here too are Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Genoa, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples - each city revealing unique political and social structures that influenced its artistic styles." "The book includes genealogies of influential families, listings of popes and doges, plans of cities, a time chart, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Gary M. Radke is a Renaissance specialist at Syracuse University and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Table of Contents

Introduction : art in contextp. 12
The late thirteenth and the fourteenth centuryp. 47
The origins of the renaissancep. 48
Rome : artists, popes, and cardinalsp. 56
Assisi and Padua : narrative realismp. 67
Florence : traditions and innovationsp. 77
Siena : city of the Virginp. 99
Naples : art for a royal kingdomp. 124
Venice : the most serene republicp. 135
Pisa and Florence : morality and judgmentp. 152
Visconti Milan and Carrara Paduap. 174
The fifteenth centuryp. 203
Florence : commune and guildp. 204
Florence : the Medici and political propagandap. 251
Rome : re-establishing papal powerp. 289
Venice : affirming the past and presentp. 313
Courtly art : the gothic and classicp. 336
Sforza Milanp. 362
The first half of the sixteenth centuryp. 377
Lombardy : instability and religious fervorp. 378
Florence : the renewed republicp. 387
Rome : Julius II, Leo X, and Clement VIIp. 397
Mantua, Parma, and Genoa : the arts at courtp. 425
Florence : mannerism and the Medicip. 437
Venice : vision and monumentalityp. 464
The later sixteenth centuryp. 499
The Rome of Paul IIIp. 500
The demands of the Council of Trentp. 513
Northern Italy : reform and innovationp. 527
Rome : a European capital cityp. 538
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