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Cambridge Companion to Giotto

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ISBN-10: 0521779847

ISBN-13: 9780521779845

Edition: 2004

Authors: Anne Derbes, Mark Sandona

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The Cambridge Companion to Giotto serves as an introduction to one of the most important masters of early Italian art. Providing an overview of his life and career, this volume offers essays by leading authorities on the critical reception of the artist, an analysis of workshop practices of the period, the complexities of religious and secular patronage, Giotto's innovations in painting and architecture, and close readings of his most celebrated work, the frescoes of the Arena Chapel in Padua. Designed to serve as an essential resource for students of late medieval and early Renaissance Italy, The Cambridge Companion to Giotto also provides a chronology of the artist's life and a select but…    
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List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Anne Derbes is the author of Picturing the Passion Late Medieval Italy: Narrative Painting, Franciscan Ideologies, and the Levant. She has published on medieval art in journals such as The Art Bulletin, Speculum and Gesta.

Mark Sandona is a specialist in comparative literature and whose research concerns the iconography of moral abstraction in the Renaissance. He has collaborated with Anne Derbes on several publications, most recently an essay on Crusader manuscript painting.

Giotto past and present: an introduction
In search of an artist
Giotto and the St Francis cycle at Assisi
Giotto's figures
Giotto and architecture
Giotto and art for the friars: resolutions spiritual and artistic
Giotto and the figure of St Francis
The Ognissanti Madonna and the Humiliati order in Florence
Giotto and his lay patrons
Reading the Arena Chapel
The legend of Giotto's wit and the Arena Chapel