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Venice and the Veneto

Venice and the Veneto

by Peter Humfrey
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This volume provides an account of the art and architecture of Venice and the principal cities of the Venetian mainland empire in the Renaissance, from 1450 to 1600. Thematically organized, it puts special emphasis on the relationship between art and the political, social, and religious institutions of the Venetian Republic. The creative achievements of major painters such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese and of major architects such as Sansovino and Palladio are viewed in the context of the particular needs and ideologies of individual and institutional patrons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521808439
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/11/2008
Series: Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Humfrey is professor of art history at the University of St Andrews. He has been a Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Florence, and a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2000, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2005 he received the award of Cavaliere dell'Ordine dell Stella della Solidarieta Italiana. His books include Cima da Conegliana, The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, Painting in Renaissance Venice, and Lorenzo Lotto. He is also co-author of the catalogues of several international loan exhibitions, most recently The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections and Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting.

Table of Contents

Introduction Peter Humfrey; Part I. The Historical Context: 1. City state and empire Dennis Romano; Part II. Art and Patronage in Venice: 2. The state Deborah Howard; 3. Clergy and confraternities Louisa Matthew; 4. Patricians and citizens Tracy E. Cooper; Part III. The Cities of the Veneto: 5. Padua, Treviso and Bassano Sarah Blake McHam; 6. Vicenza and Verona Gabriele Neher; 7. Brescia and Bergamo Andrea Bayer; 8. Epilogue: the demand from abroad Peter Humfrey.

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