Italian Art, 1400-1500: Sources and Documents

Italian Art, 1400-1500: Sources and Documents

by Creighton E. Gilbert (Editor)




Creighton E. Gilbert captures the spirit of the early Renaissance in this remarkable collection of primary texts by and about artists of the fifteenth century. Italian Art makes a valuable contribution not only to the field of art history, but also to social and intellectual history. Almost all aspects of the life of the period--war, fashion, travel, communication--are documented. Revealing significant aspects of the practice of art, the process of patronage, and the way of life and social position of early Renaissance artists, Italian Art brings this fascinating period to life for students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810110441
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1992
Pages: 225

About the Author

Considered one of the most distinguished scholars of Renaissance art history, Creighton E. Gilbert is professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He is the author of Change in Piero Della Francesca and Poets Seeing Artists' Work: Instances in the Italian Renaissance, and translator of The Complete Poems and Selected Letters of Michelangelo

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

1. The Artist Speaking Formally
2. The Artist in Formal Records
3. The Artist as Book Author
4. The Patron Speaking
5. The Clergy Speaking
6. The Literary People Speaking
7. Diarists and Chroniclers


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