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Published in two volumes, this major work provides a history of Italian art from antiquity to the present day.A distinguished group of cultural historians provides a comprehensive account of Italian "art" in the wider sense: as well as painting and sculpture, they examine photography and iconography, restorations and fakes, landscapes and writing. They focus not only on individual artists and epochs, but on the conditions under which Italian art was and is created: its principles, intentions and effects. History of Italian Art represents a radical break with the compendium of facts and works found in conventional books on art history. It explores the mentalities and the institutions, the typography and the geography which have determined the main characteristics of Italian art for over a thousand years. It will be welcomed by students and researchers in the history of art and cultural history, as well as anyone interested in the culture and history of Italy. Both volumes are richly illustrated and include works by Titian, Botticelli, Bellini, Lotto, Da Modena, Giotto, Pisano, and many others. Volume I includes contributions from Peter Burke on the history of the Italian artist from the twelfth century, Enrico Castelnuovo and Carlo Ginzburg on regional art outside the traditional centers, Nicole Dacos on antique art, Francis Haskell on the "dispersal" and conservation of artistic works, and Anna Maria Mura on the public reception of art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745617541
ISBN-10: 0745617549
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 24-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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