Florence by Francis Ames-LewisFlorence by Francis Ames-Lewis


EditorFrancis Ames-Lewis

Hardcover | November 14, 2011

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This volume examines works of art in a variety of media produced in Florence during the period from 1300 to 1600. Chronologically organized, each chapter examines works of art and architecture within the context of the major political, social, economic, and cultural events of the period. Patterns of patronage, both secular and religious, that accompanied changes in political authority as power shifted from Republican regimes to rule by the Medici family and back are also assessed. The volume follows the movements and trends that were initiated by Florentine artists beginning with Giotto in the fourteenth century; then followed a century later by Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Michelangelo; and finally the achievements of sixteenth-century artists such as Cellini, Bronzino, and Vasari. The book is lavishly illustrated in both black and white and color.
Title:FlorenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10.98 × 8.46 × 1.22 inPublished:November 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521851629

ISBN - 13:9780521851626

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Table of Contents

Introduction Francis Ames-Lewis; 1. Florence, 1300-1600 Francis W. Kent; 2. Florence before the black death Janet Robson; 3. The arts in Florence after the black death Louise Bourdua; 4. Republican Florence, 1400-1434 Adrian W. B. Randolph; 5. The Florence of Cosimo 'Il Vecchio' de' Medici: within and beyond the walls Roger J. Crum; 6. Art and cultural identity in Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence Caroline Elam; 7. Republican Florence and the arts, 1494-1513 Jill Burke; 8. Florence under the Medici pontificates, 1513-1537 William E. Wallace; 9. Cosimi I and the arts Elizabeth Pilliod.