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The Lives of the Artists
Packed With Facts, Attributions, And Entertaining Anecdotes About His Contemporaries, Vasari's Collection Of Biographical Accounts Also Presents A Highly Influential Theory Of The Development Of Renai...ssance Art. Beginning With Cimabue And Giotto, Who Represent The Infancy Of Art, Vasari Considers The Period Of Youthful Vigour, Shaped By Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, And Masaccio, Before Discussing The Mature Period Of Perfection, Dominated By The Titanic Figures Of Leonardo, Raphael, And Michelangelo. This Specially Commissioned Translation Contains Thirty-six Of The Most Important Lives As Well As An Introduction And Explanatory Notes. - ;packed With Facts, Attributions, And Entertaining Anecdotes About His Contemporaries, Vasari's Collection Of Biographical Accounts Also Presents A Highly Influential Theory Of The Development Of Renaissance Art. Beginning With Cimabue And Giotto, Who Represent The Infancy Of Art, Vasari Considers The Period Of Youthful Vigour, Shaped By Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, And Masaccio, Before Discussing The Mature Period Of Perfection, Dominated By The Titanic Figures Of Leonardo, Raphael, And Michelangelo. This Specially Commissioned Translation Contains Thirty-six Of The Most Important Lives As Well As An Introduction And Explanatory Notes. - ;includes: Cimabue; Giotto; Duccio; Luca Della Robbia; Paolo Uccello; Ghiberti; Masaccio; Filippo Brunelleschi; Donatello; Piero Della Francesca; Fra Angelico; Fra Filippo Lippi; Domenico Ghirlandaio; Sandro Botticelli; Andrea Del Verrocchio; Mantegna; Leonardo Da Vinci; Giorgione; Raphael; Titian; Michelangelo -
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
jacob Burckhardt Was Born In 1818 In Basel, Switzerland. He Studied History At The University Of Berlin And Taught Art History And The Italian Renaissance In Berlin And Basel. His Essay, As He Called ...the Civilization Of The Renaissance In Italy, Was First Published In 1860.kirkus Reviewsanother Yarn Set In Asaro's Far-future Skolian Empire (catch The Lightning, 1996, Etc.). This Time, Jagernaut Kelric Valdoria, The Emperor Kurj's Half-brother, Is Attacked And Disabled By Traders; He Crash-lands On Coba, A Planet Run By Women And Protected By Treaty From Imperial Incursions. For Various Reasons (not Least Because She Falls In Love With Him), Coban Manager Jeha Dahl Is Reluctant To Turn Kelric Over To The Skolians. So 20 Years Pass While Kelric Raises A Family And, Ultimately, Precipitates A Civil War Before He Can Return To The Imperium, Leaving Behind A Daughter Who May One Day Challenge The Ruthless Kurj Or His Successor.independently Intelligible But Likely To Appeal Most To Existing Fans.
The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
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History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
History Of Italian Renaissance Art, Sixth Edition, Provides Readers With An Updated Understanding Of This Pivotal Period, Incorporating New Research And Current Art Historical Thinking While Also Main...taining 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 Has Introduced A Number Of Changes. Newly Added Works Of Art Demonstrate The Diversity Of The Period. Secular Pieces Such As A Cassone With Its Original Framework Largely Intact, An Early Desco Da Parto Made For The Medici Family, Two Examples Of Majolica Dinnerware, Along With A New Series Of Portraits Of Patrons And Personalities Of The Period Have Been Selected Because They Enrich Our Knowledge Of The Context Within Which These Works Were Created. Other Illustrations Have Been Added To Enhance Our Understanding Of Important Renaissance Works. These Include Views Of Architecture And Of Large Fresco Cycles And Sculptures That Remain In Situ. There Is Also An Updated Bibliography That Provides A Guide For Further Reading About Artists And Key Topics. David Wilkins Brings A Strong, Contemporary Sensibility To Italian Renaissance Art, Yet He Continues To Maintain And Emulate The Eloquence That Was A Basic Aspect Of Frederick Hartt's Approach. Book Jacket.--jacket. Italy And Italian Art -- The Late Middle Ages -- Duecento Art In Tuscany And Rome -- Florentine Art Of The Early Trecento -- Sienese Art Of The Early Trecento -- Later Gothic Art In Tuscany And Northern Italy -- The Quattrocento -- The Beginnings Of Renaissance Architecture -- Gothic And Renaissance In Tuscan Sculpture -- Gothic And Renaissance In Florentine Painting -- The Heritage Of Masaccio And The Second Renaissance Style -- The Second Renaissance Style In Architecture And Sculpture -- Absolute And Perfect Painting: The Second Renaissance Style -- Crisis And Crosscurrents -- Science, Poetry, And Prose -- The Renaissance In Central Italy -- Gothic And Renaissance In Venice And Northern Italy -- The Cinquecento -- The High Renaissance In Florence -- The High Renaissance In Rome -- High Renaissance And Mannerism -- High And Late Renaissance In Venice And On The Mainland -- Michelangelo And The Maniera. Frederick Hartt & David G. Wilkins. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 700-714) And Index.
The Renaissance (Story of Civilization, Vol 5)
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The Renaissance: A Short History
In The Renaissance, A short History, Paul Johnson defines both the term and the cultural and historical period that came to be known as "the Renaissance" in the nineteenth century. He takes the major ...economic and technological developments of the period, and delineates the outstanding individuals in literature, art, and architecture who came to be seen as key figures in the Renaissance. About the Author: Paul Johnson is the author of many landmark works of history, philosophy and religion, including Modern Times, A history of the American People, Intellectuals, and The Birth of the Modern. Publishers Weekly This slim volume is among the first in a new series, the Modern Library Chronicles, described by the publisher as "authoritative, lively, and accessible." Noted historian Johnson's (A History of the American People, etc.) book satisfies on the latter two counts--it provides a serviceable introduction for the general reader--however, on the first count it falls short. Johnson offers an unimaginative and superficial history, with insidious signs of haste, like the claim that Charles V created El Escorial. Few will be surprised that the Renaissance was "primarily a human event" or excited by the pedestrian approach: dates of birth and death abound. Although he avoids blind admiration (the Mona Lisa "shows the defects of [Leonardo's] slovenly method of working"), Johnson is resolutely canonical: Chaucer is one of precisely four writers in English whose genius, he claims, cannot be rationally explained (Shakespeare, Dickens and Kipling are the others). Other value judgments will also raise eyebrows: Leonardo, for instance, had "not much warmth to him. He may, indeed, have had homosexual inclinations." Johnson equivocates on Michelangelo: he was quarrelsome, secretive and mean-spirited, but to say he was neurotic is "nonsense." More interesting is the remark that the humanists were outsiders, beyond the stifling university pale; the author evidently senses kindred spirits, and he snipes at academia. But there is much here for the academicians to attack, and it is difficult to see how this volume improves on, say, Peter Burke's even briefer volume The Renaissance. 3-city author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
Exploring The Renaissance As A Time Of Unprecedented Intellectual Excitement & Cultural Experimentation & Interaction On A Global Scale, This Book Guides The Reader Through The Key Issues That Defined... The Period, From Art, Architecture, & Literature, To The Advances In Science, Trade & Travel. Jerry Brotton. Rev. Ed. Of: The Renaissance Bazaar. 2002. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 133-135) And Index.
Art in Renaissance Italy
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The Italian Renaissance
Spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences, this definitive overview of the Italian Renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. Dr. Plum...b’s impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians, including Morris Bishop, J. Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and many more, who have further illuminated the lives of some of the era’s most unforgettable personalities, from Petrarch to Pope Pius II, Michelangelo to Isabella d'Este, Machiavelli to Leonardo. A highly readable and engaging volume, THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE is a perfect introduction to the movement that shaped the Western world.
Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
"Fascinating. . . . A notable achievement. . . . Real history is in the details, the small stories, of which Worldly Goods is a treasure house."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times Publishers Week...ly Arguing that acquisitiveness ranked among the chief traits of leading Renaissance figures, Jardine (Erasmus, Man of Letters), a noted British academic, seeks to reinterpret the forces at work in an era traditionally defined in terms of the triumph of humanism. Writing with critical intelligence and authority, Jardine characterizes the artistic masterpieces of the period as "strictly commercial" undertakings designed to glorify their owners while doubling as convertible capital. Extravagant expenditures on conspicuous display in the interest of dynasty-building drew the Habsburg emperor Maximilian so deeply into debt to Jakob Fugger, the prominent German financier, that Maximilian was forced to cede long-term rights in the profits from his silver and copper mines in exchange for further loans. The struggle to control the globe led to intrigue at the highest levels-both Columbus and Magellan took advantage of stolen maps for their landmark voyages-and Jardine's examination of exploration and commerce provides a window onto the times. Her extended discussion of the rapidly emerging book trade highlights the role of financiers such as the Medicis, the Pope's main bankers, whose keen interest in profits led them to ensure that even books proscribed by the Church remained in circulation. By analyzing the Renaissance narrowly in terms of the ascendancy of modern mercantile capitalism, Jardine likens the period to our own. The risk of such an approach is to slight the hold of antiquity on the shapers of our modern world. Author tour. (Dec.)