'Art', declared Vasari in the Lives of the Artists, 'has been reborn and reached prefection in our time.' Indeed, the roster of great names in painting of the cinquecento, which only begins with those of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, appears to justify this grand claim. In this revised and updated edition of the standard work on the period Professor Freedberg discusses the individual painters and analyses the hallmarks of their work. He traces the classical style of the High Renaissance, the Mannerism that succeeded it, and the events in North Italy especially, that resist stylistic categories. It is his achievement to have ordered this diversity, but at the same time to have preserved the intense individuality of the works of art, many of which are now illustrated in color.
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Series:||The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.56(d)|