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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy : A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style (2 Revised edition)

By: Baxandall, Michael (Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, Warburg Institute, University of London)

019282144X / 9780192821447
Paperback / softback
759.5
19/05/1988
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United Kingdom
135 x 204 mm, 263 grams 192 pages, 4 colour plates, numerous black and white halftones
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This book is both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting, and a primer in how to read social history out of the style of pictures.

It examines the commercial practice of the early Renaissance picture, trade in contracts, letters, and accounts; and it explains how the visual skills and habits evolved in the daily life of any society enter into its painters' style. Renaissance painting is related for instance to experience of such activities aspreaching, dancing, and gauging barrels. This second edition contains an appendix, the original Latin and Italian texts referred to throughout the book, giving the student access to all the relevant, authentic sources.

BIC:

1DST Italy, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600

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