Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy

February 7, 2008|
Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy by Donal Cooper
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Revolutionized by the sophisticated and refined works of Donatello and his contemporaries, relief sculpture acquired an unprecedented status during the Italian Renaissance. This volume has its origins in Depth of Field: Relief in the Time of Donatello, a unique collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and the first exhibition to focus specifically on this phenomenon. The exhibition and accompanying lectures reassessed relief sculpture as one of the most innovative and experimental visual genres of fifteenth-century Italy.
In this volume, leading scholars in the field respond to the challenges of the Leeds exhibition. The papers, selected from the conference and talks that accompanied Depth of Field, present new research on Donatello, Ghiberti, Agostino di Duccio and other sculptors. They also address the use of fictive relief by painters like Carlo Crivelli and Titian. Renaissance relief sculpture emerges as a uniquely adaptable medium, suited to invention and reproduction, but also loaded with cultural significance and ancient resonance.
The Editors: Donal Cooper is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Warwick, and has published widely on art and devotion in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Before joining Warwick he taught in the Research Department at the V&A and continues to contribute to the Museum’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Project as a Visi...
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Title:Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:420 pages, 5.91 X 8.66 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:420 pages, 5.91 X 8.66 X 1 in
Published:February 7, 2008
Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783039111114

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