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Sixteenth-century Italian art

Author: Michael Cole
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: Blackwell anthologies in art history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a first-rate collection of the major classic and contemporary writings on the Italian Renaissance. Taking a thematic approach, the book exemplifies the traditional  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cole
ISBN: 1405108401 9781405108409 140510841X 9781405108416
OCLC Number: 61879048
Description: 416 pages.
Contents: Acknowledgments. Series Editor's Preface. Introduction: Michael W. Cole. Part I: Pagan Mysteries. Introduction. 1. Raphael's Tomb: Tilmann Buddensieg. 2. St. Peter's as Ruins: On some views by Heemskerck: Christof Thoenes. 3. "Virtue Reconciled with Pleasure," from Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance: Edgar Wind. 4. Love's Sweet Poison: A New Reading of Bronzino's London Allegory: Robert W. Gaston. Part II: Nature and Artifice. Introduction. 5. Science and the Poetic Impulse: Martin Kemp. 6. Mannerist Grottos in 16th-century Italy: Philippe Morel. 7. Imitation, Innovation, and Renovation in the Counter-Reformation: Landscapes all'antica in the Vatican Tower of the Winds: Nicola Courtright. 8. Landscape and Still-Life," from Federico Borromeo and the Ambrosiana: Art Patronage and Reform in Seventeenth-Century Milan: Pamela Jones. Part III: Figures and Bodies. Introduction. 9. Preparing to Finish: Portraits by Pontormo and Bronzino around 1530: Elizabeth Cropper. 10. The Mistress in the Masterpiece: Nancy J. Vickers. 11. Michelangelo's Florentine Pieta: The Missing Leg: Leo Steinberg. 12. Reclining Bodies: Figural Ornament in Renaissance Architecture: Alina Payne. Part IV: The Artist. Introduction. 13. The New Professionalism in the Renaissance: Catherine Wilkinson. 14. On Some Engravings by Giorgio Ghisi Commonly Called "Reproductive": Michael Bury. 15. The Historian and technique: On the role of goldsmithery in Vasari's Lives:. Marco Collareta. Part V: Reformations. Introduction. 16. Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Charles De Tolnay. 17. Gifts for Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna: Alexander Nagel. 18. The Carracci and the Devout Style in Emilia: Charles Dempsey. 19. The Gesu in Light of Contemporary Church Design: James Ackerman. Part VI: Theory and Practice. Introduction. 20. Leonardo's Color and Chiaroscuro: John Shearman. 21. The Subject of Savoldo's Magdalene: Mary Pardo. 22. Figure come fratelli: A Transformation of Symmetry in Italian Renaissance Painting: David Summers. 23. Raphael, Angelo Colocci, and the Genesis of the Architectural Orders: Ingrid D. Rowland. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell anthologies in art history.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Cole.


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"This valuable book offers an excellent balance of articles on the major themes and methods found in the Italian Renaissance. -- Highly recommended" - CHOICE, March 2007

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