Blackwell Companions to Art History: A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

Editor/Author Bohn, Babette and Saslow, James M.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $56.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4443-3726-6
Category: Arts & Leisure - Art & Art History
Image Count: 116
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art provides a diverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history. Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from art experts that address various aspects of European visual arts produced from circa 1300 to 1700Divided into five broad conceptual headings: Social-Historical Factors in Artistic Production; Creative Process and Social Stature of the Artist; The Object: Art as Material Culture; The Message: Subjects and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse. Covers many topics not typically included in collections of this nature, such as Judaism and the arts, architectural treatises, the global Renaissance in arts, the new natural sciences and the arts, art and religion, and gender and sexuality. Features essays on the arts of the domestic life, sexuality and gender, and the art and production of tapestries, conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theater. Focuses on Western and Central Europe and that territory's interactions with neighboring civilizations and distant discoveries.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction - Babette Bohn and James M. Saslow
  • The Context: Social-Historical Factors in Artistic Production
  • 1 A Taxonomy of Art Patronage in Renaissance Italy - Sheryl E. Reiss
  • 2 Judaism and the Arts in Early Modern Europe: Jewish and Christian Encounters - Shelley Perlove
  • 3 Religion, Politics, and Art in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy - Julia I. Miller
  • 4 Europe's Global Vision - Larry Silver
  • 5 Italian Art and the North: Exchanges, Critical Reception, and Identity, 1400-1700 - Amy Golahny
  • 6 The Desiring Eye: Gender, Sexuality, and the Visual Arts - James M. Saslow
  • The Artist: Creative Process and Social Status
  • 7 The Artist as Genius - William E. Wallace
  • 8 Drawing in Renaissance Italy - Mary Vaccaro
  • 9 Self-Portraiture 1400-1700 - H. Perry Chapman
  • 10 Recasting the Role of the Italian Sculptor: Sculptors, Patrons, Materials, and Principles for the New Early Modern Age - Elinor M. Richter
  • 11 From Oxymoron to Virile Paintbrush: Women Artists in Early Modern Europe - Babette Bohn
  • The Object: Art as Material Culture
  • 12 The Birth of Mass Media: Printmaking in Early Modern Europe - Alison G. Stewart
  • 13 The Material Culture of Family Life in Italy and Beyond - Jacqueline Marie Musacchio
  • 14 Tapestry: Luxurious Art, Collaborative Industry - Koenraad Brosens
  • 15 The New Sciences and the Visual Arts - Eileen Reeves
  • 16 Seeing Through Renaissance and Baroque Paintings: Case Studies - Claire Barry
  • The Message: Subjects and Meanings
  • 17 Iconography in Renaissance and Baroque Art - Mark Zucker
  • 18 Renaissance Landscapes: Discovering the World and Human Nature - Lawrence O. Goedde
  • 19 The Nude Figure in Renaissance Art - Thomas Martin
  • 20 Genre Painting in Seventeenth-Century Europe - Wayne Franits
  • 21 The Meaning of the European Painted Portrait, 1400-1650 - Joanna Woods-Marsden
  • 22 All the World's a Stage: The Theater Conceit in Early Modern Italy - Inge Jackson Reist
  • 23 Intensity and Orthodoxy in Iberian and Hispanic Art of the Tridentine Era, 1550-1700 - Marcus B. Burke
  • The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse
  • 24 Historians of Northern European Art: From Johann Neudörfer and Karel van Mander to the Rembrandt Research Project - Jeffrey Chipps Smith
  • 25 Artistic Biography in Italy: Vasari to Malvasia - David Cast
  • 26 With a Critical Eye: Painting and Theory in France, 1600-43 The Case of Simon Vouet and Nicolas Poussin - Joseph C. Forte
  • 27 The Italian Piazza: From Gothic Footnote to Baroque Theater - Niall Atkinson
  • 28 Building in Theory and Practice: Writing about Architecture in the Renaissance - Carolyn Yerkes