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The Cambridge Companion to Piero della Francesca : Cambridge Companions to the History of Art - Jeryldene M. Wood

The Cambridge Companion to Piero della Francesca

Cambridge Companions to the History of Art

By: Jeryldene M. Wood (Editor)


Published: 3rd June 2002
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A great master of the early Renaissance, Piero della Francesca created paintings for ecclesiastics, confraternities, and illustrious nobles throughout the Italian peninsula. Since the early twentieth century, the rational space, abstract designs, lucid illumination and naturalistic details of his pictures have attracted a wide audience. Piero's treatises on mathematics and perspective also fascinate scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This Companion brings together new essays that offer a synthesis and overview of Piero's life and accomplishments as a painter and theoretician. They explore a variety of themes associated with the artist's career, including the historical and religious circumstances surrounding Piero's altarpieces and frescoes; the politics underlying his portraits; the significance of clothing in his paintings; the influence of his theories on perspective and mathematics; and the artist's enduring fascination for modern painters and writers.

'Jeryldene Wood, offers a balanced overview of Piero and a strong essay setting the Arezzo frescos in their local Franciscan context ... many of this volume's sixty-two pages of notes reflect literature that has appeared since the 1992 'Piero year', and these references also stand as invaluable companions.' Burlington Magazine

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Misericordia Polyptych: Reflections on Spiritual and Visual Culture in Sansepolcrop. 14
The Spiritual World of Piero's Artp. 30
Piero's Legend of the True Cross and the Friars of San Francescop. 51
Piero's Meditation on the Nativityp. 66
"Troppo belli e troppo eccellenti": Observations on Dress in the Work of Piero della Francescap. 76
Piero della Francesca's Ruler Portraitsp. 91
The Renaissance Prospettiva: Perspectives of the Ideal Cityp. 115
Piero's Treatises: The Mathematics of Formp. 134
Piero della Francesca's Mathematicsp. 152
Piero's Parnassus of Modern Painters and Poetsp. 171
Notesp. 193
Selected Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780521652544
ISBN-10: 0521652545
Series: Cambridge Companions to the History of Art
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 3rd June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.7