Sienese Painting after the Black Death: Artistic Pluralism, Politics, and the New Art Market by Judith SteinhoffSienese Painting after the Black Death: Artistic Pluralism, Politics, and the New Art Market by Judith Steinhoff

Sienese Painting after the Black Death: Artistic Pluralism, Politics, and the New Art Market

byJudith Steinhoff

Hardcover | April 23, 2007

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Asking how social, religious, and cultural change effect visual imagery and style. Judith Steinhoff demonstrates that Siena's artistic culture of the mid- and late fourteenth century was intentionally pluralistic, and not conservative as is often claimed. She demonstrates that Sienese art both before and after the Black Death was the material expression of an artistically sophisticated population that consciously and carefully integrated tradition and change. Promoting both iconographic and stylistic pluralism, Sienese patrons furthered their own goals as well as addressed the culture's changing needs.
Judith Steinhoff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Houston. She has contributed to Renaissance Studies, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschicte, and The Art Bulletin.
Title:Sienese Painting after the Black Death: Artistic Pluralism, Politics, and the New Art MarketFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.91 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521846641

ISBN - 13:9780521846646

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Table of Contents

Part I. Trecento Art History and Historiography: 1. General introduction; 2. Meiss and method: historiography of scholarship on mid-Trecento Sienese painting; Part II. Artists and Patrons: Working Relationship in Transition: 3. Patrons and artists; 4. Economic, social and political conditions and the art market after 1348; 5. Artists' working relationships in the early Trecento; 6. A Sienese 'compagnia', c. 1348-1363; Part III. Transmission and Transformation of Civic-Religious Imagery; 7. The crafting and consolidation of Sienese civic-religious imagery; 8. Sienese civic-religious imagery at the mid Trecento; Part IV. Artistic Style: Tradition and Transition: 9. Stylistic pluralism in the 1330s and 1340s; 10. The politics of style in the 1350s and 1360s: the case of Santa Maria della Scala; 11. Style as iconography: general reflections; Part V. Conclusion.

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"This is a provocative book that devotes sustained attention to a period that is still from many points of view enigmatic. It does achieve its main purpose of illustrating the multiple stylistic strands that characterized late-trecento Sienese painting."
-Julian Gardner, University of Warwick, Journal of Medieval Studies