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The controversy of Renaissance art

Author: Alexander Nagel
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Starting in the 1490s, Italy passed through a phase of religious conflict, one that anticipated and ran parallel to the Reformations of northern Europe. A season of controversy put religious images newly under scrutiny, provoking radical investigations into their modes and traditions. Could they reliably convey sacred truth and power, adn if so, how? Was the artist a transmitter or an interpreter, or both? Did  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Nagel
ISBN: 9780226567723 0226567729
OCLC Number: 457149583
Description: xi, 358 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Effects of estrangement --
Erasure, defacement, unmasking --
Excavations of the image --
Re-mediations of the altarpiece --
Animated statues --
The antique statue of Christ --
Avatars of the golden calf in the works of Andrea Riccio --
Architecture as image --
The tabernacle in the matrix --
The most abstract altarpiece of the Italian Renaissance.
Responsibility: Alexander Nagel.

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A study of the controversies over religious images that pervaded Italian life both before and parallel to the Reformation north of the Alps.  Read more...

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