<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 “reformations” 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>
?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:.
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.