Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy
By (author) Anne Dunlop
Edited by Louise Bourdua
Series edited by Dr. Brenda Bolton
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Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy by Anne Dunlop
Book DescriptionThe rise of the mendicant orders in the later Middle Ages coincided with rapid and dramatic shifts in the visual arts. The mendicants were prolific patrons, relying on artworks to instruct and impress their diverse lay congregations. Churches and chapels were built, and new images and iconographies developed to propagate mendicant cults. But how should the two phenomena be related? How much were these orders actively responsible for artistic change, and how much did they simply benefit from it? To explore these questions, Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy looks at art in the formative period of the Augustinian Hermits, an order with a particularly difficult relation to art. As a first detailed study of visual culture in the Augustinian order, this book will be a basic resource, making available previously inaccessible material, discussing both well-known and more neglected artworks, and engaging with fundamental methodological questions for pre-modern art and church history, from the creation of religious iconographies to the role of gender in art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780754656555
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Anne Dunlop
Louise Bourdua is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Anne Dunlop is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art at Yale University, USA.
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