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The Culture of the High Renaissance : Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome - Ingrid D. Rowland

The Culture of the High Renaissance

Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome

Paperback Published: 16th May 2001
ISBN: 9780521794411
Number Of Pages: 448

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Between 1480 and 1520, a concentration of talented artists, including Melozzo da Forli, Bramante, Pinturicchio, Raphael, and Michelangelo, arrived in Rome and produced some of the most enduring works of art ever created. This period, now called the High Renaissance, is generally considered to be one of the high points of Western civilisation. How did it come about, and what were the forces that converged to spark such an explosion of creative activity? In this study, Ingrid Rowland examines the culture, society, and intellectual norms that generated the High Renaissance. This interdisciplinary 2001 study assesses the intellectual paradigm shift that occurred at the turn of the fifteenth century. It also finds and explains the connections between ideas, people, and the art works they created by looking at economics, art, contemporary understanding of classical antiquity, and social conventions."

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'[Rowland] brings this lost world back to the three-dimensional life and vivid color ... a splendid writer whose words evoke unforgettable images of Renaissance society ...'. The New York Review of Books '... splendid monograph from which every student of Renaissance Rome will profit immensely.' Latomus

Alexandria on the Tiber (1492-1503)
The curial marketplace
The cultural marketplace
Sweating towards Parnassus (1503-1513)
Imitation (1513-1521)
Epilogue: Reformation (1517-1525)
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ISBN: 9780521794411
ISBN-10: 0521794412
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 16th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72