The Court Cities of Northern Italy: Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini by Charles M. RosenbergThe Court Cities of Northern Italy: Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini by Charles M. Rosenberg

The Court Cities of Northern Italy: Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino…

EditorCharles M. Rosenberg

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This volume examines the painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture produced in nine important court cities of Italy during the course of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. The six essays, which were specially commissioned for this volume, examine the development of patronage as well as the production of art in Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini. They explore the interaction of artists and their civic and/or courtly patrons within the context of prevailing cultural, political, and religious circumstances. Although each chapter represents a separate study of a particular geographical locale, many common themes emerge, including the nature of artistic practice; the concept of the court artist; the politics of local and foreign styles; the role of corporate and individual patronage and production; the circulation of artists and images in Northern Italy and beyond; the function of art in constructing individual and group identity; and the relationships among science, theology, and the visual arts, particularly in the sixteenth century. A multifaceted consideration of the art created for princes, prelates, confraternities, and civic authorities - works displayed in public squares, private palaces, churches, and town halls - Northern Court Cities of Italy provides a rich supplement to traditional accounts of the artistic heritage of the Italian Renaissance, which have traditionally focused on the Florentine, Venetian, and Roman traditions. The book includes both 35 color plates and 221 black and white illustrations.
Title:The Court Cities of Northern Italy: Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino…Format:HardcoverDimensions:468 pages, 10.98 × 8.46 × 1.14 inPublished:June 21, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction Charles M. Rosenberg; 1. Patrons, artists, and audiences in Renaissance Milan, 1300-1600 Evelyn Welch; 2. Center and periphery: art patronage in Renaissance Piacenza and Parma Giuseppe Bertini; 3. The art of diplomacy: Mantua and the Gonzaga, 1328-1630 Molly Bourne; 4. Estense patronage and the construction of the Ferrarese Renaissance, c. 1395-1595 Anthony Colantuono; 5. Art, patronage, and civic identities in Renaissance Bologna David J. Drogin; 6. Art patronage in Renaissance Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini, c. 1400-1550 Mary Hollingsworth.