Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350 (Hardback)
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Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350 (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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This is a gloriously illustrated look at the wealth of talent and artistic endeavour in Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance. Florence and the Renaissance have become virtually synonymous, bringing to mind names like Dante, Giotto, Boccaccio and many others whose creativity thrived during a time of unprecedented prosperity and intellectual innovation. With more than 200 illustrations, "Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance" reveals the full complexity and enduring beauty of the art of this period, including panel paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass panels. The book considers not only the work of influential artists such as Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi, but also that of the larger community of illuminators and panel painters who collectively contributed to Florence's artistic legacy.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061268
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 2726 g
Dimensions: 311 x 239 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The show, together with its first-rate catalogue, is among the most important in an American museum this year."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Terrific, richly illustrated, and readable."--"ARTINFO"
"Beautiful and scholarly."--"Star Tribune"
"A large and very well-illustrated volume that provides a comprehensive view of Pacino di Bonaguida, one of the leading painters and illuminators in fourteenth-century Florence, and of some of his contemporaries active at the time of Giotto."--"Renaissance Quarterly"
"[This volume] will become an essential resource, not only for beautiful plates but for scholarly commentary."--"CAA Reviews"
"Gorgeous color reproductions. . . . Valuable to scholars and inviting to a broad readership."--"Choice"
"Art history scholars will appreciate this luscious tome due to the relative dearth of coverage of this particular subject, which was prevalent in the first fifty years of the fourteenth century. Beautiful illustrations will also appeal to students in the arts and humanities, or your average armchair painting and illumination enthusiast."--"Art Libraries Society of North America"
"This catalogue is not only an outstanding companion to a striking exhibition, but also a valuable source for scholars of late-Medieval and early-Renaissance art. The essays and catalogue entries shed light on a period that is too often overwhelmed by the presence of Giotto or overshadowed by the achievements of fifteenth-century giants such as Brunelleschi and Donatello. Furthermore, it serves as an entree into the study of illuminated manuscripts and lesser-known artists from a pivotal moment in Florentine art."--"Comitatus"
The show, together with its first-rate catalogue, is among the most important in an American museum this year. "Los Angeles Times""
Terrific, richly illustrated, and readable. "ARTINFO""
Beautiful and scholarly. "Star Tribune""
A large and very well-illustrated volume that provides a comprehensive view of Pacino di Bonaguida, one of the leading painters and illuminators in fourteenth-century Florence, and of some of his contemporaries active at the time of Giotto. "Renaissance Quarterly""
[This volume] will become an essential resource, not only for beautiful plates but for scholarly commentary. "CAA Reviews""
Gorgeous color reproductions. . . . Valuable to scholars and inviting to a broad readership. "Choice""
Art history scholars will appreciate this luscious tome due to the relative dearth of coverage of this particular subject, which was prevalent in the first fifty years of the fourteenth century. Beautiful illustrations will also appeal to students in the arts and humanities, or your average armchair painting and illumination enthusiast. "Art Libraries Society of North America""
This catalogue is not only an outstanding companion to a striking exhibition, but also a valuable source for scholars of late-Medieval and early-Renaissance art. The essays and catalogue entries shed light on a period that is too often overwhelmed by the presence of Giotto or overshadowed by the achievements of fifteenth-century giants such as Brunelleschi and Donatello. Furthermore, it serves as an entree into the study of illuminated manuscripts and lesser-known artists from a pivotal moment in Florentine art. "Comitatus""

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