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Description - Art in Renaissance Italy (4th Edition) by John T Paoletti

With a freshness and breadth of approach that sets Italian Renaissance art in its context, this book explores why works were created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings and sculptures. It covers Rome, Florence, Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Genoa, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino and Naples. Chapters are grouped into four chronological parts, allowing for sustained examination of individual cities in different periods. 'Contemporary Scene' boxes provide fascinating glimpses of daily life and 'Contemporary Voice' boxes quote from painters and writers of the time. Accessible and beautifully presented with over 700 mostly colour images, this book is a definitive work on a key period of western art and culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856697972
ISBN-10: 1856697975
Format: Paperback / softback
(292mm x 220mm x 37mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John T Paoletti

John T. Paoletti is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art. He has published widely on the patronage of the Medici family in Florence and on Michelangelo. Gary M. Radke is a Renaissance specialist at Syracuse University and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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