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Sixteenth-Century Italian Art 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.

  • A stellar collection of 23 classic and recent essays on the art and architecture of this fascinating period in art history

  • 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

  • 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

  • Includes new translations of texts never previously published in English

  • Organized thematically, and features substantial editorial introductions, making this anthology ideal for course use.

Book News Annotation:

Here illustrations reveal the strict geometry at the bones of a Bronzino portrait and the mixed messages of a Medici tomb by Michelangelo. Punctuated by such well-chosen visuals, this collection is suitable for introductory courses but also accessible to an informed general readership, with Cole (Southern European Renaissance and Baroque art, U. of Pennsylvania) choosing a range of approaches. Topics include the pagan mysteries of Raphael's tomb and St. Peter's as ruins, virtue reconciled with pleasure and a new look at Bronzin's London Allegory, the tension of science and the poetic impulse, mannerism, the counter-reformation, and the roles of still lifes and landscapes. Figures and bodies are described in the works of Pontormo, Cellini, Michelangelo, essays on the artist examine professionalism, reproductive work and the rise of technique, those on reformations describe a range of devout design, and articles on theory and practice describe Leonardo, Savoldo, symmetry and architectural orders. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a collection of 23 classic and recent essays on this important and transformative period. The book includes distinguished studies of Cinquecento painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. Organized thematically, it introduces major topics and debates in the field. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time. Complete with editorial introductions, the anthology presents a range of approaches recent historians have taken to sixteenth-century Italian art. Highlighting themes on which Italian Renaissance studies from the last half-century have focused, the book is ideal for introductory courses.

Synopsis:

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art 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.

Synopsis:

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a collection of 23 classic and recent essays on this important and transformative period. The book includes distinguished studies of Cinquecento painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. Organized thematically, it introduces major topics and debates in the field. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time.

Complete with editorial introductions, the anthology presents a range of approaches recent historians have taken to sixteenth-century Italian art. Highlighting themes on which Italian Renaissance studies from the last half-century have focused, the book is ideal for introductory courses.

About the Author

“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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Series Editor’s Preface.

Introduction: Michael W. Cole.

Part I: Pagan Mysteries.

Introduction.

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.

Introduction.

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.

Introduction.

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.

Introduction.

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.

Introduction.

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.

Introduction.

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.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405108416
Editor:
Cole, Michael
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishers
Editor:
Cole, Michael
Editor:
Cole, Michael W.
Author:
Cole, Michael W.
Author:
Cole, Michael
Actor:
Cole, Michael
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
European
Subject:
Art, italian
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art, Italian - 16th century
Subject:
Architecture -- Italy.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Art History & Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Blackwell Anthologies in Art History
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
9.66x6.62x1.22 in. 2.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a collection of 23 classic and recent essays on this important and transformative period. The book includes distinguished studies of Cinquecento painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. Organized thematically, it introduces major topics and debates in the field. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time. Complete with editorial introductions, the anthology presents a range of approaches recent historians have taken to sixteenth-century Italian art. Highlighting themes on which Italian Renaissance studies from the last half-century have focused, the book is ideal for introductory courses.
"Synopsis" by , Sixteenth-Century Italian Art 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.
"Synopsis" by , Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a collection of 23 classic and recent essays on this important and transformative period. The book includes distinguished studies of Cinquecento painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture. Organized thematically, it introduces major topics and debates in the field. Several of the essays appear here in English for the first time.

Complete with editorial introductions, the anthology presents a range of approaches recent historians have taken to sixteenth-century Italian art. Highlighting themes on which Italian Renaissance studies from the last half-century have focused, the book is ideal for introductory courses.

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