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Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death - Millard Meiss

Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death

Paperback Published: 21st April 1979
ISBN: 9780691003122
Number Of Pages: 296

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Here-in a rich interweaving of considerations of connoisseurship, style, iconography, cultural and social background, and historical events-is the first extended study of the history of Florentine and Sienese painting in the later fourteenth century, in the period following the plague of the Black Death 1348.

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"The first comprehensive historical treatment of Florentine and Sienese art of the period ca. 1350-75... A small masterpiece of historical detective work."--Booklist

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introductionp. 3
The New form and Contentp. 9
Orcagna's Altarpiecep. 9
The Madonna by Nardop. 14
From Narrative to Ritualp. 16
The Exaltation of God, the Church, and the Priestp. 27
The Supernaturalp. 39
The Recovery of the Dugentop. 44
Barna. Conclusionp. 53
The Two Cities at Mid-Centuryp. 59
The Economic Crisisp. 61
Political and Social Changep. 62
The Black Deathp. 64
Economic and Social Consequences of the Plaguep. 67
The Effect upon Culture and Artp. 71
Guilt, Penance, and Religious Rapturep. 74
The Spanish Chapelp. 94
Texts and Imagesp. 105
The Madonna of Humilityp. 132
Origin and Developmentp. 132
The Meaning of the Imagep. 145
Boccacciop. 157
Appendicesp. 166
Chronological Tablep. 166
Facts about the Paintersp. 168
Some Recent Criticism of Orcagnap. 172
A New Polyptych by Andrea da Firenzep. 175
Indexp. 177
Index Supplementp. 195
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ISBN: 9780691003122
ISBN-10: 0691003122
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 21st April 1979
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 17.17  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.45