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Art and Life in Renaissance Venice Prentice Hall Patricia Fortini Brown


31st October 2011 History Books 0 Comments

For courses in Renaissance Art. Through close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings fourteenth and fifteenth century Venice alive. She explores the role of the guilds and the nobility, the unique island setting, the environment of the church and the private home, the political rivalries with other states, the taste for symbols and metaphors, the myriad qualities that made Venice distinct and its art unique. Carefully interweaving art-historical analysis of individual works (both famous and little-known) with rich contextual discussions, she reveals a culture of high beauty, artifice, and craftsmanship.

“Brown challenges the Tuscan-centred understanding and definition of the term ‘Renaissance’ in her splendid survey.” — The Art Book, January 1998

“sweeps across the social and political worlds of 15th- and 16th-century Venice, embedding works of art in a rich matrix.” — Choice, October 1997 –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Through close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings fourteenthfifteenth century Venice alive. She explores the role of the guilds and the nobility, the unique island setting, the environment of the church and the private home, the political rivalries with other states, the taste for symbols and metaphorsQthe myriad qualities that made Venice distinct and its art unique. Carefully interweaving art-historical analysis of individual works (both famous and little-known) with rich contextual discussions, she reveals a culture of high beauty, artifice, and craftsmanship. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

“Brown challenges the Tuscan-centred understanding and definition of the term ‘Renaissance’ in her splendid survey.” — The Art Book, January 1998

“sweeps across the social and political worlds of 15th- and 16th-century Venice, embedding works of art in a rich matrix.” — Choice, October 1997 –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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