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Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131344020

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ISBN10: 0131344021
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No
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Art and Life in Renaissance Venice - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131344020

Patricia Brown

ISBN13: 978-0131344020
ISBN10: 0131344021
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

1. Venezianità: The Otherness of the Venetians.

2. The Making of a Visual World.

3. The Art of Public Life.

4. A Pious People.

5. Private Worlds.

6. Caste, Class, and Gender.

Timeline.

Bibliography.

Picture Credits.

Index.

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