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Description - The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance by David Young Kim

This important and innovative book examines artists' mobility as a critical aspect of Italian Renaissance art. It is well known that many eminent artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian traveled. This book is the first to consider the sixteenth-century literary descriptions of their journeys in relation to the larger Renaissance discourse concerning mobility, geography, the act of creation, and selfhood.

David Young Kim carefully explores relevant themes in Giorgio Vasari's monumental Lives of the Artists, in particular how style was understood to register an artist's encounter with place. Through new readings of critical ideas, long-standing regional prejudices, and entire biographies, The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance provides a groundbreaking case for the significance of mobility in the interpretation of art and the wider discipline of art history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300198676
ISBN-10: 0300198671
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Young Kim

David Young Kim is assistant professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting lecturer at the University of Zurich.