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Art of Renaissance Florence: A City and its Legacy
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Scott Nethersole
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Art of Renaissance Florence: A City and its Legacy

Scott Nethersole


9781786273420

Laurence King


Art & Architecture;
Renaissance art


Hardback

224 pages

$39.99
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In this vivid account Scott Nethersole examines the remarkable period of cultural, artistic and intellectual blossoming in Florence from ca.1400 to 1520 - the period traditionally known as the Early and High Renaissance. He looks at the city and its art with fresh eyes, presenting the well-known within a wider context of cultural reference. Key works of art - from painting, sculpture and architecture to illuminated manuscripts - by artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli and Brunelleschi are showcased alongside the unexpected and less familiar.

By:   Scott Nethersole
Imprint:   Laurence King
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 250mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   830g
ISBN:   9781786273420
ISBN 10:   178627342X
Series:   Renaissance Art
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Scott Nethersole is Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1500, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He is the author of Art and Violence in Early Renaissance Florence and has published widely on 15th century Florence.


This engaging, extensively illustrated book offers an excellent introduction to the art of 15th-century Florence. Organized by broad topics-iconography, media and materials, art theory, patronage, perspective, naturalism, the antique, and reception-the book offers manageable chapters on various case studies. Nethersole (Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK) grounds explanations of the Florentine Renaissance in careful readings of particular works of art and their contexts. To take patronage as an example, Nethersole treats corporate, female, and sociofamilial patronage separately to tease out how the objectives of these diverse sponsors and audiences affected the appearance of individual works and their installations. The author is careful not to make claims regarding the primacy of the Florentine Renaissance, even as he reiterates the elements that have made the period attractive to historians. Unencumbered by scholarly notes (but equipped with an extensive index and useful bibliography) and written in engaging and compelling prose, this exemplary book should prove fascinating to anyone interested in the art of Renaissance Florence or in larger questions about the history of naturalism, perspective, religious art and devotion, patronage, or the reception of the antique. CHOICE, D. N. Dow, Kansas State University In this vivid account Scott Nethersole examines the remarkable period of cultural, artistic, and intellectual blossoming in Florence from the period known as the Early and High Renaissance. Key works of art-from painting, sculpture, and architecture to illuminated manuscripts-by artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi are showcased alongside the unexpected and less familiar. Creative Quarterly

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