ISBN-10:
0521660459
ISBN-13:
9780521660457
Pub. Date:
07/22/2002
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Companion to Masaccio

The Companion to Masaccio

by Diane Cole Ahl

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Overview

This Companion explores the visual, intellectual, and religious culture of Renaissance Florence in the age of Masaccio, 1401-1428. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars and conservators, the essays in this volume investigate the artistic, civic, and sacred contexts of Masaccio's works and the sites in which they were seen. Inspired by the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth, The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio celebrates the achievements, influence and legacy of early Renaissance art and one of its greatest masters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521660457
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2002
Series: Cambridge Companion to the History of Art Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Diane Cole Ahl; 1. Masaccio's Florence in perspective: crisis and discipline in a medieval society Anthony Mohlo; 2. Masaccio's city: urbanism, architecture, and sculpture in early fifteenth-century Florence Gary M. Radke; 3. Painting Masaccio's Florence Ellen Callmann; 4. Collaboration in fifteenth-century art and the case of Masaccio and Masolino Perri Lee Roberts; 5. Masaccio: technique in context Roberto Bellucci and Cecilia Frosinini; 6. The altarpieces of Masaccio Dillian Gordon; 7. Masaccio in the Brancacci chapel Diane Cole Ahl; 8. Masaccio's Trinity: theological, social, and civic meanings Timothy Verdon; 9. Masaccio and perspective in Italy in the fifteenth century J. V. Field; 10. Masaccio's legacy Francis Ames-Lewis.

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"...an outstanding contribution to the celebrations for the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth celebrated in 2001." Annali d'italianistica

"The Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated for making available in English these fine studies of great and influential early Italian Renaissance artists...will be the standard by which other works on these artists will be judged." Aaron W. Godfrey, Stony Brook University

"The interdisciplinary approach of [the volume] sets a high standard for similar art-historical studies. It is quite likely to be a standard reference for many years to come." CAA Reviews

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