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Artistic theory in Italy, 1450-1600

Author: Anthony Blunt
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1994]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book seeks to broaden the comprehension of the student of Italian Renaissance painting by concentrating not on the works of art themselves, but on the various artistic theories which influenced them or were expressed by them. Taking Alberti's treatises as his starting-point, Anthony Blunt traces the development of artistic theory from Humanism to Mannerism. He discusses the writings of Leonardo, Savonarola,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Blunt
ISBN: 0198810504 9780198810506
OCLC Number: 30666915
Notes: Previously published: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1962.
Date of manufacture from CIP information on verso of title page.
Description: vi, 170 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Alberti --
Leonardo --
Colonna: Filarete: Savonarola --
The social position of the artist --
Michelangelo --
The minor writers of the high renaissance --
Vasari --
The council of Trent and religious art --
The later mannerists.
Responsibility: Anthony Blunt.

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