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Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the Image Multiplied (Paperback)
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Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the Image Multiplied (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 26/09/2016
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Best known for his partnership with Raphael, the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-c. 1534) enabled Renaissance artists to disseminate their designs in print, advancing a revolution in visual communication that still reverberates in our own information age. Yet Marcantonio did more than render compositions by famous artists in the novel medium of engraving. The entries and essays in this catalogue, written by a group of international scholars and published to accompany the first exhibition of Marcantonio's work in over three decades, reveal the diversity of Marcantonio's oeuvre and the scope of his innovation as the leading printmaker of the Italian Renaissance. In-depth studies of Marcantonio's engravings expand our knowledge of his collaboration with Raphael, while also probing Marcantonio's creative response to the dynamic humanist culture in his native Bologna and later in Venice and Rome. Contributions also examine engravings by Marcantonio's 'followers' and consider the importance of his work to the history of print collecting.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526109569
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 280 x 247 mm


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'Overall,the present catalogue provides a fresh analysis of Raimondi's artistic output that is accessible to awide audience at all levels.' GiancarloFiorenza, California Polytechnic StateUniversity, San Luis Obispo, Renaissance Quarterly 'The catalogue is exceptional in its detailed inclusion and translation of historic records and archives such as those of Frederic Maximilien Waldeck, thecollections of the Rylands Library, and the Raphael Collection of the Prince Consort at Windsor castle, among others. Its contributions, moreover, offer invaluable historical context, shedding light on the commercial potential ofthe relatively new technical process of metal-plate engraving, the growing influence of print dealers and publishers in early modern Europe, and beyondthis, the aesthetic and commercial value of the printed image. Through catalogue essays, the reader is thus presented with a comprehensive journey ofearly visual reproduction, which brought with it new audiences and thedevelopment of commercial awareness and acumen. The story, although specific toRaphael, Marcantonio, and Renaissance Italy, is not dissimilar from that ofcountless other artists in history, who try to earn a living by experimentingwith emerging technologies. These themes seem all too familiar, resonant withcurrent discourses surrounding digital media and the issues regarding mass communication and copyright, exploitation and censorship, which are now encountered to a greater degree than ever before through access to and reliance on the internet and global dissemination via the web.' Christopher Taylor, University of Leeds, CAA Reviews 'This handsome catalogue accompanied an exhibition devoted to Marcantonio Raimondi held at the Whitworth, the art gallery of the University of Manchester, and is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the Renaissance engraver.' Giancarlo Fiorenza, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 'Edward Wouk and his team at Manchester thus have added major insights to our existing knowledge, but they have also stimulated wider reflection in our critical thinking with this handsome, timely catalogue.' -- .

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