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Sixteenth-Century Italian Art : Blackwell Anthologies in Art History - Michael W. Cole

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art

Blackwell Anthologies in Art History

By: Michael W. Cole (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9781405108416
Number Of Pages: 568

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<i>Sixteenth-Century Italian Art</i> is a first-rate collection of the major classic and contemporary writings on the Italian Renaissance. Taking a thematic approach, the book exemplifies the traditional concerns of the field and presents arguments in a clear, accessible way. <br><ul><br><li>A stellar collection of 23 classic and recent essays on the art and architecture of this fascinating period in art history <br><li>Brings together in a single volume, important literature on sixteenth-century Italian art from the last half century, highlighting major topics of recent art historical studies <br><li>Introduces major topics and debates in the field, including pagan mysteries, nature and artifice, the art of the body, and &#8220;reformations&#8221; of art, theory and practice <br><li>Includes new translations of texts never previously published in English <br><li>Organized thematically, and features substantial editorial introductions, making this anthology ideal for course use. </li></ul>

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?This valuable book offers an excellent balance of articles on the major themes and methods found in the Italian Renaissance. -- Highly recommended? ? CHOICE, March 2007


Series Editor?s Preface.

Introduction: Michael W. Cole.

Part I: Pagan Mysteries.


1. Raphael?s Tomb: Tilmann Buddensieg.

2. St. Peter?s as Ruins: On some views by Heemskerck: Christof Thoenes.

3. ?Virtue Reconciled with Pleasure,? from Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance: Edgar Wind.

4. Love's Sweet Poison: A New Reading of Bronzino's London Allegory: Robert W. Gaston.

Part II: Nature and Artifice.


5. Science and the Poetic Impulse: Martin Kemp.

6. Mannerist Grottos in 16th-century Italy: Philippe Morel.

7. Imitation, Innovation, and Renovation in the Counter-Reformation: Landscapes all?antica in the Vatican Tower of the Winds: Nicola Courtright.

8. Landscape and Still-Life,? from Federico Borromeo and the Ambrosiana: Art Patronage and Reform in Seventeenth-Century Milan: Pamela Jones.

Part III: Figures and Bodies.


9. Preparing to Finish: Portraits by Pontormo and Bronzino around 1530: Elizabeth Cropper.

10. The Mistress in the Masterpiece: Nancy J. Vickers.

11. Michelangelo?s Florentine Pietà: The Missing Leg: Leo Steinberg.

12. Reclining Bodies: Figural Ornament in Renaissance Architecture: Alina Payne.

Part IV: The Artist.


13. The New Professionalism in the Renaissance: Catherine Wilkinson.

14. On Some Engravings by Giorgio Ghisi Commonly Called ?Reproductive?: Michael Bury.

15. The Historian and technique: On the role of goldsmithery in Vasari?s Lives:.

Marco Collareta.

Part V: Reformations.


16. Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Charles De Tolnay.

17. Gifts for Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Alexander Nagel.

18. The Carracci and the Devout Style in Emilia: Charles Dempsey.

19. The Gesù in Light of Contemporary Church Design: James Ackerman.

Part VI: Theory and Practice.


20. Leonardo?s Color and Chiaroscuro: John Shearman.

21. The Subject of Savoldo's Magdalene: Mary Pardo.

22. Figure come fratelli: A Transformation of Symmetry in Italian Renaissance Painting: David Summers.

23. Raphael, Angelo Colocci, and the Genesis of the Architectural Orders: Ingrid D. Rowland.


ISBN: 9781405108416
ISBN-10: 140510841X
Series: Blackwell Anthologies in Art History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.27 x 17.19  x 3.06
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1