Art of Renaissance Venice Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1460-1590

ISBN-10: 0226361098
ISBN-13: 9780226361093
Edition: 2nd
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Description: In the first contemporary single-volume survey of the three arts of Venice--painting, sculpture, and architecture--Norbert Huse and Wolfgang Wolters offer an important counterbalance to the traditional orientation toward painting as the city's  More...

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List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/30/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

In the first contemporary single-volume survey of the three arts of Venice--painting, sculpture, and architecture--Norbert Huse and Wolfgang Wolters offer an important counterbalance to the traditional orientation toward painting as the city's preeminent art by focusing on architecture as the essential Venetian art. They begin their study in 1460, when Venice was one of the key powers of Italy, and end with the death of Tintoretto in 1594, a period of waning international power. In the process, they define the distinctly Venetian terms by which the city and its culture should be understood. With over three hundred illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography, this volume makes an impressive contribution to art historical scholarship. "The historical aspect of this book is splendid, but where it excels is in its fearless and thought-provoking critical judgements. . . . it will lead both beginners and experts to new joys."--David Ekserdjian, Times Literary Supplement

Architecture & Sculpture Wolfgang Wolters
Forma Urbis
The Beginnings
Civic Architecture
House and Palace
Mauro Codussi
Buildings of the First Half of the Sixteenth Century
Public Buildings
Jacopo Sansovino�Michele Sanmicheli�Andrea Palladio
Buildings of the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century
Sacred Buildings
Churches and Monasteries (1460-1530)
Jacopo Sansovino and His Contemporaries
Andrea Palladio
Scuole
Villas for Venetians
Sculpture
The Sculptor's Workshop
Antonio Rizzo
The Lombardo Family and Their Contemporaries
Jacopo Sansovino
Alessandro Vittoria
Plates
Painting
Norbert Huse
Between 1460 and 1505
Artisans or Artists?
Altar Panels
Christ and the Virgin "in Forma Pietatis"
Histories and Legends
Faces and Landscapes
Between 1505 and 1550
Autonomy and Competition
Altarpieces and Devotional Paintings
Portraits
Mythology or Genre?
History Painting
Between 1550 and 1590
Pictures and Their Audience
Altarpieces
Portrait Painting
History in Pictures
Ceiling Paintings
Gods and Landscapes
About 1590
Notes
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index

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