Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy
A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Michael Baxandall
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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy by Michael Baxandall
Book DescriptionThis book is both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting, and a primer in how to read social history out of the style of pictures. It examines the commercial practice of the early Renaissance picture, trade in contracts, letters, and accounts; and it explains how the visual skills and habits evolved in the daily life of any society enter into its painters' style. Renaissance painting is related for instance to experience of such activities as preaching, dancing, and gauging barrels. This second edition contains an appendix, the original Latin and Italian texts referred to throughout the book, giving the student access to all the relevant, authentic sources.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192821447
(204mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-May-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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`(This) handsomely illustrated book is an original attempt to make clear how much the art of the orators and the painters in the Renaissance had in common ... Extremely important for the history of art...' Neo-Latin News .
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Author Biography - Michael Baxandall
Michael Baxandell is Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, Warburg Institute, University of London.
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