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Since the radiant years of the Renaissance, the city of Florence has come for many to represent the greatest triumph of the Western cultural tradition. This is the city where humanism was born, where Plato was discussed passionately in the narrow streets, and where men and women first found themselves to be the measure of all things. For more than three centuries Florence nurtured a creative community of astounding, even revolutionary genius. Here, starting in the late 1200s, Giotto painted the grave and powerful frescoes that drew Florence and the world toward a radical new vision of realism, and here, ushering in the dazzling era of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo began his incomparable career as architect, sculptor, and painter. During the intervening years, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Ghiberti, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, and hundreds of the most splendidly talented artists in history lived and worked in this small city on the Arno and collaborated in the creation of the great urban museum we know as Florence.

Matching an elegant and sophisticated text by three leading art historians with hundreds of glorious color photographs, The Art of Florence immerses us in a city and a time of unparalleled cultural ferment. This important and uncommonly beautiful publication analyzes the history of Florentine art in terms of the distinctly Florentine and Tuscan influences that shaped it—an approach never before employed in a study of this breadth and complexity. The fascinating and lucid text by Glenn Andres, John Hunisak, and Richard Turner gracefully links Florentine architecture, sculpture, and painting to the rich social fabric and the dramatic political life of the city. Woven into this compelling history is the most luxurious and comprehensive visual documentation available of Florence's unrivaled treasures. More than 700 color images and another 854 duotones and architectural drawings have been reproduced with a meticulous care worthy of the Renaissance craft tradition. Joining visual beauty with intellectual rigor in a fashion that truly invokes the spirit of this great city, The Art of Florence presents as rich a vision of human creativity as we can find anywhere outside Florence itself.

Synopsis:

Three leading art historians immerse readers in a city and a time of unparalleled cultural ferment--analyzing Florentine art as revealed through hundreds of glorious color photos. 701 color illustrations. 854 b&w. 2 volumes w/slipcase.

Synopsis:

A history of Florence and its unrivalled treasures. 2 volume boxed set.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896601116
Author:
Okamura, Takashi
Author:
Okamura, Takashi
Author:
Hunisak, John
Author:
Andres, Glenn
Author:
Andres, Glenn M.
Author:
Turner, Richard
Publisher:
Artabras
Location:
New York ;
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
European
Subject:
Art, renaissance
Subject:
History - Renaissance
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Art, italian
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
1st Artabras ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 463
Publication Date:
19990501
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1312
Dimensions:
14.4 x 12.2 in 357 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
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Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Italian
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Art of Florence 2 Volumes
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Product details 1312 pages Artabras Publishers - English 9780896601116 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Three leading art historians immerse readers in a city and a time of unparalleled cultural ferment--analyzing Florentine art as revealed through hundreds of glorious color photos. 701 color illustrations. 854 b&w. 2 volumes w/slipcase.
"Synopsis" by , A history of Florence and its unrivalled treasures. 2 volume boxed set.
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