The Traveling Artist In The Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, And Style

Hardcover | December 23, 2014

byDavid Young Kim

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This important and innovative book examines artists’ mobility as a critical aspect of Italian Renaissance art. It is well known that many eminent artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian traveled. This book is the first to consider the sixteenth-century literary descriptions of their journeys in relation to the larger Renaissance discourse concerning mobility, geography, the act of creation, and selfhood.
 
David Young Kim carefully explores relevant themes in Giorgio Vasari’s monumental Lives of the Artists, in particular how style was understood to register an artist’s encounter with place. Through new readings of critical ideas, long-standing regional prejudices, and entire biographies, The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance provides a groundbreaking case for the significance of mobility in the interpretation of art and the wider discipline of art history.

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This important and innovative book examines artists’ mobility as a critical aspect of Italian Renaissance art. It is well known that many eminent artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian traveled. This book is the first to consider the sixteenth-century literary descriptions of their journeys...

David Young Kim is assistant professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting lecturer at the University of Zurich. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300198671

ISBN - 13:9780300198676

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“No summary of Kim’s book can do justice to the richness of his treatment of the topic and his utilization of a whole range of period sources relating to other subjects including travel literature and natural history.”—Christian K. Kleinbub, CAA Reviews