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The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times : A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena.

Author: Chiara E Scappini; David Boffa
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2018.
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The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times' examines the history of Siena's famous public fountain, from its fifteenth-century origins to its eventual replacement by a copy in the nineteenth century (and the modern fate of both). The book explores how both the Risorgimento and the Symbolist movements have shaped our perceptions of the Italian Renaissance, as the Quattrocento was filtered through the lens of  Read more...
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Scappini, Chiara E.
The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times : A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chiara E Scappini; David Boffa
ISBN: 9789048535279 9048535271
OCLC Number: 1020029488
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (249 p.)
Contents: Intro; The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Siena: Water and Power; Water; Early Medieval Italian Fountains; Sienese Fountains; 2. The First Fonte Gaia; The Contract for the First Fountain; Decoration of the First Fountain; Sources of Water for the Fountain; The History of the First Fountain; Jacopo della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Fonte Gaia and Its Chronology; Identifying the Fonte Gaiaâ#x80;#x99;s Parapet Sculptures; Acca Larentia and Rhea Silvia; Jacopo della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Parapet Statues; Mother Earth and Gaia Why the Fonte Gaiaâ#x80;#x99;s Parapet Sculptures Were Changed to Refer to Gaia, and Other Precedents for Its IconographyThe Influence of Jacopo della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Fonte Gaia in the Fifteenth Century; 3. A History of Disrepair; Why the Fonte Gaia Was Damaged In Situ; Jacopo della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Choice of Materials; Civic Events and Festivals: Bull Hunts, Markets, Buffalo Races, Palio; The Removal of the Fountain; Milanesiâ#x80;#x99;s Crusade to Save the Fonte Gaia; Sarrocchi Carves a Replacement for della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Fonte Gaia; The Fate of della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Sculptures after Removal from the Piazza del Campo The Relationship between Bruniâ#x80;#x99;s Drawings and Sarrocchiâ#x80;#x99;s SculpturesCleaning della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Fountain Pieces; New Discoveries: What the Restoration Uncovered; 4. The Nineteenth-Century Fonte Gaia; The Life of the Sculptor; Sarrocchi in Antonio Manettiâ#x80;#x99;s Studio; Italian Purism; The Artistic Climate at the Academy: Lorenzo Bartolini and Giovanni DuprÃ;̈ Sarrocchiâ#x80;#x99;s Early Career; Giuseppe Partini; Sarrocchiâ#x80;#x99;s Fonte Gaia: Commission and Reception; Faithful Copy or Purist Revision? A Comparison of Sarrocchiâ#x80;#x99;s Fonte Gaia and della Querciaâ#x80;#x99;s Original Monument; Conclusion Appendix I:â#x80;#x82;Preliminary Research on the Condition of the Fonte GaiaAppendix II: Dismantling and Cleaning the Fonte Gaia; Documents; Document 1:â#x80;#x82;Contracts of 22 January 1409 and 1 June 1412; Document 2:â#x80;#x82;Letter to the Civic Magistrate of Siena from Gaspero Pini and Gaetano Milanesi, 18 July 1844; Document 3:â#x80;#x82;Programma per rifare la Fonte Gaia della Piazza di Siena; Bibliography; Index

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