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Art in Renaissance Italy by John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke Book Summary:

"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 kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own 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 works that are its enduring legacy.

Art in Renaissance Italy

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Art in Renaissance Italy by John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke Book Summary:

This collection of breathtaking, classic images spans three centuries of Italian art, integrating social and art history to provide context for this compelling presentation of Renaissance painting.

Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500

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Art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500 by Evelyn S. Welch Book Summary:

"Focuses primarliy on the social and historical context in which art was made and used"--Bibliographic essay (p. 326).

Art in Renaissance Italy

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Art in Renaissance Italy by John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke Book Summary:

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Art and Love in Renaissance Italy

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Art and Love in Renaissance Italy by Andrea Bayer,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Kimbell Art Museum Book Summary:

"Many famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance were made to celebrate love, marriage, and family. They were the pinnacles of a tradition, dating from early in the era, of commemorating betrothals, marriages, and the birth of children by commissioning extraordinary objects - maiolica, glassware, jewels, textiles, paintings - that were often also exchanged as gifts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of artworks arising from Renaissance rituals of love and marriage and makes a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context. The impressive range of works gathered in these pages extends from birth trays painted in the early fifteenth century to large canvases on mythological themes that Titian painted in the mid-1500s. Each work of art would have been recognized by contemporary viewers for its prescribed function within the private, domestic domain."--BOOK JACKET.

Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy

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Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy by Bernard Schultz Book Summary:

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Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy

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Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy by Domenico Laurenza Book Summary:

Known as the "century of anatomy," the 16th century in Italy saw an explosion of studies and treatises on the discipline. Medical science advanced at an unprecedented rate, and physicians published on anatomy as never before. Simultaneously, many of the period's most prominent artists--including Leonardo and Michelangelo in Florence, Raphael in Rome, and Rubens working in Italy--turned to the study of anatomy to inform their own drawings and sculptures, some by working directly with anatomists and helping to illustrate their discoveries. The result was a rich corpus of art objects detailing the workings of the human body with an accuracy never before attained. "Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy "examines this crossroads between art and science, showing how the attempt to depict bone structure, musculature, and our inner workings--both in drawings and in three dimensions--constituted an important step forward in how the body was represented in art. While already remarkable at the time of their original publication, the anatomical drawings by 16th-century masters have even foreshadowed developments in anatomic studies in modern times.

Objects of Virtue

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Objects of Virtue by Luke Syson,Dora Thornton Book Summary:

You are what you own. So believed many of the elite men and women of Renaissance Italy. The notion that a person's belongings transmit something about their personal history, status, and "character" was renewed in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Objects of Virtue explores the multiple meanings and values of the objects with which families like the Medici, Este, and Gonzaga surrounded themselves. This lavishly illustrated volume examines the complicated relationships between the so-called "fine arts"--painting and sculpture--and artifacts of other kinds for which artistry might be as important as utility-furniture, jewelry, and vessels made of gold, silver, and bronze, precious and semi-precious stone, glass, and ceramic. The works discussed were designed and made by artists as famous as Andrea Mantegna, Raphael, and Michelangelo, as well as by lesser-known specialists--goldsmiths, gem-engravers, glassmakers, and maiolica painters.

Tastes and Temptations

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Tastes and Temptations by John L. Varriano Book Summary:

"John Varriano's book is not only a delightful read but draws fascinating parallels between two hitherto disparate fields: art history and the history of food in the Renaissance. Outstanding scholarship that opens whole new venues of inquiry."--Ken Albala, author of Eating Right in the Renaissance and Beans: A History "Art history and food history have traditionally been separate disciplines, parallel universes. In this book John Varriano makes a cosmic leap and lures the two into a stimulating, provocative, and always entertaining study--a tasting menu of gastronomic and visual delights."--Gillian Riley, author of The Oxford Companion to Italian Food "With wit and erudition, John Varriano shows us how broad cultural relationships can be drawn between the developments of Italian Renaissance art and the period's growing and changing interest in food. Enlightening and fascinating details greatly enhance our understanding of the roles that taste and temptation played in creating the early modern world."--David G. Wilkins, co-editor of History of Italian Renaissance Art "Appetites for palate and palette are both whetted in Varriano's urbane and thoroughly magisterial study. What could be more satisfying than to feast on food and art together at the same historic table?"--Patrick Hunt, author of Renaissance Visions

Painting as a Modern Art in Early Renaissance Italy

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Painting as a Modern Art in Early Renaissance Italy by Robert Brennan Book Summary:

Concepts of modernity have played a constitutive role in the canon of European art history at least since Giorgio Vasari, who looked back upon Giotto as the founder of "modern art" (arte moderna). The aim of this book is to establish a prehistory of Vasari's view. Was Vasari merely projecting a sixteenth-century concept of artistic modernity onto the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, or were the artists of that period guided by some notion of modernity as well? Brennan argues that discussions of "modern art" were in fact widespread during Giotto's time, according to the broad, medieval definition of "art" (ars) that encompassed activities as diverse as arithmetic, poetry, carpentry, music, and preaching. Within this discourse, to make an art "modern" meant setting it on a new foundation in "science" (scientia) and rationalizing it accordingly. By the year 1400, Florentine writers such as Cennino Cennini and Franco Sacchetti were applying these same terms and principles to Giotto. In doing so they shed light not only on the structure of artistic development in the fourteenth century, but also on the way Giotto's legacy shaped the prerogatives of artists in the early fifteenth - that is, in the generation of Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Masaccio.

Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy

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Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy by N.A Book Summary:

Even many Renaissance specialists believe that little secular painting survives before the late fifteenth century, and its appearance becomes a further argument for the secularizing of art. This book asks how history changes when a longer record of secular art is explored. It is the first study in any language of the decoration of Italian palaces and homes between 1300 and the mid-Quattrocento, and it argues that early secular painting was crucial to the development of modern ideas of art. Of the cycles discussed, some have been studied and published, but most are essentially unknown. A first aim is to enrich our understanding of the early Renaissance by introducing a whole corpus of secular painting that has been too long overlooked. Yet "Painted palaces" is not a study of iconography. In examining the prehistory of painted rooms like Mantegna's Camera Picta, the larger goal is to rethink the history of early Renaissance art.

History of Italian Renaissance Art

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History of Italian Renaissance Art by Frederick Hartt,David G. Wilkins Book Summary:

For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art. A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working. History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt's traditional framework, David Wilkins' incisive revisions keep the book fresh and up-to-date.

The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance

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The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance by David Young Kim Book Summary:

This important and innovative book examines artists' mobility as a critical aspect of Italian Renaissance art. It is well known that many eminent artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian traveled. This book is the first to consider the sixteenth-century literary descriptions of their journeys in relation to the larger Renaissance discourse concerning mobility, geography, the act of creation, and selfhood. David Young Kim carefully explores relevant themes in Giorgio Vasari's monumental Lives of the Artists, in particular how style was understood to register an artist's encounter with place. Through new readings of critical ideas, long-standing regional prejudices, and entire biographies, The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance provides a groundbreaking case for the significance of mobility in the interpretation of art and the wider discipline of art history.

Beyond Isabella

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Beyond Isabella by Sheryl E. Reiss,David G. Wilkins Book Summary:

To demonstrate that Isabella d'Este, marchioness of Mantua (1474-1539) was not the only woman patron of art during the period, and to balance the recent focus on religious women's patronage, US art historians and medievalists consider women patron's relationships with other women and men, including kinsmen and the artists and architects whose work they commissioned; what social classes they belong to; how they were able to finance the undertakings they sponsored; and other matters. The many photographs and reproductions are in black and white. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Italian Renaissance

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The Italian Renaissance by Peter Burke Book Summary:

In this brilliant and widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions that existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and he analyses the ways of thinking and seeing that characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity. Developing a distinctive sociological approach, Peter Burke is concerned not only with the finished works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and others, but also with the social background, patterns of recruitment, and means of subsistence of this 'cultural elite.' He thus makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Italian Renaissance, and to our comprehension of the complex relations between culture and society. Burke has thoroughly revised and updated the text for this new edition, including a new introduction, and the book is richly illustrated throughout. It will have a wide appeal among historians, sociologists, and anyone interested in one of the most creative periods of European history.

Brunelleschi's Egg

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Brunelleschi's Egg by Mary D. Garrard Book Summary:

"Garrard, one of a small handful of truly distinguished feminist art historians, presents a detailed and visually convincing account of the relationship between nature and art in all its fraught and gendered cultural meaning from antiquity on. "Brunelleschi's Egg" constitutes an exemplary feat of interdisciplinary study that requires no specialized theoretical baggage to follow and emulate."--Mieke Bal, author of "Of What One Cannot Speak: Doris Salcedo's Political Art" "Mary Garrard's discerning eye and deep knowledge of Renaissance art informs this fascinating book. She offers a sophisticated exploration of a rich artistic conversation on the relationship of nature and art, describing the central role of gender in structuring artists' complex and changing attitudes toward nature. "Brunelleschi's Egg" is so much more than a history of style; it maps the changing mindsets of Renaissance society in the several centuries during which scientific developments gradually seized masculine authority, relegating both art and nature to mastered femininity. This book provides new perspective on Italian Renaissance masterworks; it will be central to future discussion of Renaissance art." --Margaret R. Miles, author of "A Complex Delight: The Secularization of the Breast, 1350-1750" "In this sweeping study, the magnum opus of one of feminist art history's founding mothers, Mary Garrard extends the gendered critique of art into the realms of philosophy and science, psychology and myth. Her eloquently prophetic and richly detailed synthesis chronicles western culture's increasing feminization of nature and art, and its parallel masculinization of the human mind (both male and female), as a Renaissance tragedy on an epic scale. The book is a must-read for historians of the early modern period, with a theme also of urgent contemporary concern."--James M. Saslow, author of "Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality and Art" "A completely new and thoroughly convincing way of looking at the major monuments of the Italian Renaissance. The ideas in "Brunelleschi's Egg" are so compelling that it is hard to imagine a reader who would not be drawn into the analysis."--Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, author of "Art, Marriage, and Family in the Italian Renaissance Palace" "Garrard offers an unprecedented perspective on an amazing plethora of seminal works. Written beautifully, "Brunelleschi's Egg" is nothing but exemplary."--Yael Even, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Low and High Style in Italian Renaissance Art

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Low and High Style in Italian Renaissance Art by Patricia A. Emison,Professor Patricia Emison Book Summary:

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Italian Renaissance Art

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Italian Renaissance Art by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier Book Summary:

Richly illustrated, and featuring detailed descriptions of works by pivotal figures in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume traces the development of art and architecture throughout the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A smart, elegant, and jargon-free analysis of the Italian Renaissance – what it was, what it means, and why we should study it Provides a sustained discussion of many great works of Renaissance art that will significantly enhance readers’ understanding of the period Focuses on Renaissance art and architecture as it developed throughout the Italian peninsula, from Venice to Sicily Situates the Italian Renaissance in the wider context of the history of art Includes detailed interpretation of works by a host of pivotal Renaissance artists, both well and lesser known

The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy

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The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy by Jacqueline Marie Musacchio Book Summary:

Childbirth in Renaissance Italy was encouraged, celebrated, and commemorated with a wide range of objects from wooden trays and bowls and maiolica wares to paintings, sculpture, clothing, linens, and food. This ground-breaking book examines for the first-time the appearance, meaning, and function of these childbirth objects. It also describes the social and cultural context in which they were created, purchased, and bestowed. In doing so, it offers many insights into Renaissance daily life.

Women in Italian Renaissance Art

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Women in Italian Renaissance Art by Paola Tinagli,Paola Tinagli Baxter,Mary Rogers,Paulo Tinagli Book Summary:

This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. It presents a view of the interaction between artist and patron, and also of the function of these paintings in Italian society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using letters, poems, and treatises, it examines through the eyes of the contemporary viewer the way women were represented in paintings.

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

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A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art by Babette Bohn,James M. Saslow Book Summary:

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art provides adiverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essaysaddressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modernhistory. Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from artexperts that address various aspects of European visual artsproduced from circa 1300 to 1700 Divided into five broad conceptual headings: Social-HistoricalFactors in Artistic Production; Creative Process and Social Statureof the Artist; The Object: Art as Material Culture; The Message:Subjects and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and theHistorian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse Covers many topics not typically included in collections ofthis nature, such as Judaism and the arts, architectural treatises,the global Renaissance in arts, the new natural sciences and thearts, art and religion, and gender and sexuality Features essays on the arts of the domestic life, sexuality andgender, and the art and production of tapestries,conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theater Focuses on Western and Central Europe and that territory'sinteractions with neighboring civilizations and distantdiscoveries Includes illustrations as well as links to images not includedin the book

At Home in Renaissance Italy

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At Home in Renaissance Italy by Marta Ajmar,Flora Dennis Book Summary:

This beautifully illustrated book is the first to look so comprehensively at the role of the urban Italian house in the development of Renaissance art and culture. The Renaissance Home brings together a wide range of objects, from furniture and kitchen utensils to popular prints, jewellery and everyday dress, revealing how the homes of the upper- and middle-classes made a crucial contribution to the flowering of the visual arts in 15th- and 16th-century Italy. Drawing on a wide array of sources including letters, treatises, inventories, account-books and archaeological and conservation reports, it offers a completely fresh exploration of the fascinating domestic world of Renaissance Italy. Leading specialists in the field explore such topics as regional variations in structure and appearance, and the role of non-Western objects in decorative schemes. The Renaissance Home will have a life far beyond the exhibition, becoming a key work of reference for students of art and design, history and archaeology and anyone with an interest in the culture of the Italian Renaissance.

Italian Renaissance Art

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Italian Renaissance Art by Stephen J. Campbell,Michael Wayne Cole Book Summary:

A new edition--now in two volumes--of the largest and most comprehensive textbook about Italian Renaissance art. Now in its second edition, Italian Renaissance Art presents an updated and even more accessible history. The book has been split into two volumes: the first, covering the period 1300 to 1510; the second, 1490 to 1600. The volumes retain the same innovative decade-by-decade structure as the first edition, and a number of chapters have been revised by the authors to reflect the latest scholarship. The coverage of the Trecento has been expanded, and a new appendix section explains all the key Renaissance art-making techniques, with illustrations and step-by-steps for such processes as lost-wax casting. This book tells the story of art in the great cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice while profiling a range of other centers throughout Italy--including in this edition art from Naples, Padua, and Palermo.

The Renaissance in Italy and Spain

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The Renaissance in Italy and Spain by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Book Summary:

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A New History of Italian Renaissance Art

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A New History of Italian Renaissance Art by Stephen Campbell,Michael Wayne Cole Book Summary:

Campbell and Cole, respected teachers and active researchers, draw on traditional and current scholarship to present complex interpretations in this new edition of their engaging account of Italian Renaissance art. The book's unique decade-by-decade structure is easy to follow, and permits the authors to tell the story of art not only in the great centres of Rome, Florence and Venice, but also in a range of other cities and sites throughout Italy, including more in this edition from Naples, Padua and Palermo. This approach allows the artworks to take centre-stage, in contrast to the book's competitors, which are organized by location or by artist. Other updates for this edition include an expanded first chapter on the Trecento, and a new 'Techniques and Materials' appendix that explains and illustrates all of the major art-making processes of the period. Richly illustrated with high-quality reproductions and new photography of recent restorations, it presents the classic canon of Renaissance painting and sculpture in full, while expanding the scope of conventional surveys by offering a more thorough coverage of architecture, decorative and domestic arts, and print media.

Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist Art

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Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist Art by Jane Turner Book Summary:

A two-volume work covering an extraordinary period in the history of art that produced some of the most famous artists of all time, including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Beginning with transitional Late Gothic artists such as Giotto, the biographies in The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art trace the evolution of the new modes of artistic expression, from scientific naturalism and the development of linear perspective to the exploration of new secular themes derived from Classical literature and mythology. All three phases of Renaissance art are covers: early, high, and late (the latter period also known as Mannerist). Besides biographies on all types of artists, from [painters, illuminators, sculptors, and architects to printmakers and maiolica designers, patrons, and collectors, there are entries on styles, important art forms, cities, and in-depth surveys of all the fine and decorative art forms in Italy during the Renaissance and Mannerist periods.

Art and Authority in Renaissance Milan

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Art and Authority in Renaissance Milan by Evelyn S. Welch Book Summary:

Milan was one of the largest and most important cities in Renaissance Italy. Controlled by the Visconti and Sforza dynasties from 1277 until 1500, its rulers were generous patrons of the arts, responsible for commissioning major monuments throughout the city and for supporting artists such as Giovanni di Balduccio, Filarete, Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci. But the city was much more than its dukes. Milan had a distinct civic identity, one that was expressed, above all, through its neighbourhood, religious and charitable associations. This book moves beyond standard interpretations of ducal patronage to explore the often overlooked city itself, showing how the allegiances of the town hall and the parish related to those of the servants and aristocrats who frequented the Visconti and Sforza court. In this original and stimulating interdisciplinary study, Evelyn Welch illustrates the ways in which the myths of Visconti and Sforza supremacy were created. Newly discovered material for major projects such as the cathedral, hospital and castle of Milan permits a greater understanding of the political, economic and architectural forces that shaped these extraordinary buildings. The book also explores the wider social networks of the artists themselves. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, is de-mythologised: far from being an isolated, highly prized court artist, he spent his almost eighteen years in the city working within the wider Milanese community of painters, sculptors, goldsmiths and embroiderers. The broad perspective of the book ensures that any future study of the Renaissance will have to re-evaluate the place of Milan in Italian cultural history.

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

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The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance by Dana E. Katz Book Summary:

Renaissance Italy is often characterized as a place of unusual tolerance and privilege toward Jews. Unlike England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, the princely courts of early modern Italy, particularly Urbino, Mantua, and Ferrara, offered economic and social prosperity to Jews. When anti-Jewish hostilities created civic tumult in this region, secular authorities promptly contained the violence. Yet this written record tells only one part of the story. Pictures tell another. In The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance, Dana E. Katz reveals how Renaissance paintings and sculpture became part of a policy of tolerance that deflected violence to a symbolic status. While rulers upheld toleration legislation governing Christian-Jewish relations, they simultaneously supported artistic commissions that perpetuated violence against Jews. The economic benefits Jewish toleration supplied never outweighed the animosity toward Jews' participation in the Christian community. Katz examines how particular forms of visual representation were used to punish Jews symbolically for alleged crimes against Christianity, including host desecration, deicide, and ritual murder. The production of such imagery testifies to the distinctive Jewry policies employed in the northern Italian princedoms, republican Florence, and imperial Trent. The book provides new insights into famous masterworks by Andrea Mantegna, Paolo Uccello, and others, placing these paintings within a larger discourse that incorporates noncanonical, provincial works of art.

Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy

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Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy by George Holmes Book Summary:

Selection of lectures covering the period 1400-1520 illustrating the political background to the cultural flowering and the art of Florence and Rome - Florence and the Great Schism - Flavio Biondo and the Middle Ages - Lorenzo de'Medici - Vatican Stanze - Decoration of the Sistine Chapel - The Quattrocento.

Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600

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Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600 by Richard A. Goldthwaite Book Summary:

Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy represents a departure from previous studies, both in its focus on demand and in its emphasis on the history of the material culture of the West. By demonstrating that the roots of modern consumer society can be found in Renaissance Italy, Richard Goldthwaite offers a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on the history of modern consumerism—a movement which he regards as a positive force for the formation of new attitudes about things that is a defining characteristic of modern culture.

Italian Renaissance Painting According to Genres

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Italian Renaissance Painting According to Genres by Jacob Burckhardt Book Summary:

Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) was one of the first great historians of culture and art. In his manuscript on the genres of Italian Renaissance painting-still unpublished in the original German and published here in English for the first time-Burckhardt assayed a transformative approach to the study of art history. Rather than undertaking a biographical or a chronological reading of artistic development, Burckhardt chose to read the source materials and extant works of the Italian Renaissance synchronically, by genre. Probably written between 1885 and 1893, this manuscript takes up twelve different categories of paintings, ranging from the allegorical to the historical, from the biblical to the mythological, from the glorification of saints to the denunciation of sinners. Maurizio Ghelardi's introductory essay analyzes Burckhardt's innovative treatment of his subject, establishing the importance of this text not only within Burckhardt's oeuvre but also within the continuum of art historical research.

Painting, Power and Patronage

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Painting, Power and Patronage by Bram Kempers Book Summary:

The art of Renaissance Italy remains arguably the touchstone of Western art. It has produced many of the icons by which we define European culture, and our subsequent view of the role of art and of the artist in society has been profoundly influenced and shaped by the ideas of the period. In this stimulating and controversial book, a bestseller in the author's native Holland, Bram Kempers shows the period as a process of the developing 'professionalization' of the artist. Tracing the history of patronage - successively of the mendicant orders and city-states, the merchant families, the princely and ducal rulers and, finally, the great papal patrons, Julius II, Pius II and Sixtus IV - Kempers follows the story from Sienna to Florence, then to the court of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino and, ultimately, to the heyday of the papal courts in Rome and the ducal court of Cosimo de Medici in Florence, which witnessed the supremacy of Michelangelo and the birth of the great Florentine Academy. A painter and sociologist at the University of Amsterdam, Dr Kempers shows how the unprecedented - and perhaps unsurpassed - creativity of Renaissance art was born of the dynamics of patronage and professional competition. This bred a fruitful balance between individual originality and social control, and out of a creative alliance of art and power a crowning period in the history of art flourished. With over seventy illustrations, including works from Duccio, Lorenzetti and Simone Martini through to Fra Angelico and Masaccio, Piero della Francesca and Raphael, the book is a major contribution to our understanding of the relationship between art and society. It demonstrates, to scholars and laymenalike, the profound influence of the Renaissance on Western ideas of art over five hundred years.

Art and Society in Italy, 1350-1500

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Art and Society in Italy, 1350-1500 by Evelyn S. Welch,Professor of Renaissance Studies Evelyn Welch,Welch Evelyn Book Summary:

Between the `Black Death' in the mid-fourteenth century and the French invasions at the end of the fifteenth, artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo, working in the kingdoms, princedoms, and republics of the Italian peninsula, created some of the most influential andexciting works in a variety of artistic fields.Yet the traditional story of the Renaissance has been dramatically revised in the light of new scholarship, and new issues have greatly enriched our understanding of the period. Emphasis has been placed on recreating the experience of contemporary Italians - the patrons who commissioned the works,the members of the public who viewed them, and the artists who produced them.In this book Evelyn Welch presents a fresh picture of the Italian Renaissance. Giving equal weight to the Italian regions outside Florence, she discusses a wide range of works, from paintings to coins, and from sculptures to tapestries, examines the issues of materials, workshop practises, andartist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social and political behaviour.