Art in Renaissance Italy

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  • Edition: 2ND
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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For upper-level undergraduate courses in Italian Renaissance Art. Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other forms of visual production came to be. The authors also discuss how men and women of the Renaissance regarded art and artists, why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. Unlike other books on the subject, this one covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Napleseach governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with individual, political, and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art that is its enduring legacy. Throughout, special features, including textual sources from the period and descriptions of social rituals, evoke and document the people and places of this dynamic age.

Table of Contents

The Late Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries
The Origins of the Renaissance
Pisa and Florence
The Fifteenth Century
Florence: Commune and Guild
Florence: The Medici and the Appropriation of Political Propaganda
Rome: Re-establishing Papal Power
Venice and the Veneto
Courtly Art
Sforza Milan
The First Half of the Sixteenth Century
Milan and Lombardy
Florence: The Renewed Republic
The Rome of Julius II, Leo X, and Clement VII
Mantua, Parma, and Genoa: The Arts at Court
Florence: Mannerism and the Medici
Venice: Vision and Monumentality
The Later Sixteenth Century
The Rome of Paul III
The Demands of the Council of Trent
Milan and Northern Italy: Reform and Innovation
Rome: A European Capital City
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