'The Everyman Art Library'. Cover illustration: Corteo dei Magi: parete con Lorenzo, Benozzo Gozzoli'. Designer: Karen Stafford. In this fascinating study, Alison Cole considers the role of artists and brings out the distinctive uses to which art was put in the various centres. The social, intellectual and artistic millieu of each court is brought to light, along with the complex personalties of rulers and artists. Drawing on a wide range of contempary texts and visal material - from painting and architecture to medals, tapetries and illuminated manuscripts - Cole paints a rich picture of the cultural spendour of the Italian Renaissance courts. Contents: I). Art and Princely 'Magnificence'. 1). The court artist. II). Piety and propaganda: Naples under Alfonso of Aragon. III). Arms and letters: Urbino under Federico da Montefeltro. IV). Local tradition and imported expertise: Milan and Pavia under Ludovico 'Il Moro'. V). Varieties of pleasure: Este Ferrara. VI). The art of diplomacy: Mantua and the Gonzaga. 1). Andrea Mantegna: court painter amd painter-courtier. 2). Isabella d'Este: collecting for pleasure and prestige. VII). Continuity and adaptation. With genealogies, map, bibliography and index. 128 illustrations in color. 192 pag. Size: 23,5cmx16,5cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: For introductory college-level courses in art history that include a survey of Italian Renaissance art. It may also appeal to the general reader interested in art history, especially the Renaissance. This text combines a discussion of history and art as it focuses on the smaller courts of Mantua, Ferrara, Naples, and Urbino that produced an extraordinary amount of great art. The book presents the work created there as the culmination of the desire of princes and dukes wishing to show the world their magnificence as rulers and their virtue as leaders of culture.
Titel: ART OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE COURTS - ...
Verlag: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Einband: Card Covers
Zustand: Good condition
Auflage: 1st edition.
Buchbeschreibung Calmann and King,, Lond., 1995. kt. 2. 192 S., m. zahlr. meist farb. Abb., Artikel-Nr. 12518AB