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Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance : painting and illumination, 1300-1350 / edited by Christine Sciacca
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ND621.F7 F59 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Painting, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence -- Exhibitions
Painting, Italian -- Italy -- Florence -- Exhibitions
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence -- Exhibitions
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian -- Italy -- Florence -- Exhibitions
Physical Description xix, 426 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Painting and illumination in early Trecento Florence -- Devotional art -- Painting and narrative -- The Laudario of Sant'Agnese -- Technical studies: the early Renaissance workshop
Summary "Florence and the Renaissance have become virtually synonymous, bringing to mind names like Dante, Giotto, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and many others whose creativity thrived during a time of unprecedented prosperity, urban expansion, and intellectual innovation. With more than 200 illustrations, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance reveals the full complexity and enduring beauty of the art of this period, including panel paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass panels. The book considers not only the work of Giotto and other influential artists, including Bernardo Daddi, Taddeo Gaddi, and Pacino di Bonaguida, but also that of the larger community of illuminators and panel painters who collectively contributed to Florence's artistic legacy. It places particular emphasis on those artists who worked in both panel painting and manuscript illumination, and presents new conservation research and scientific analyses that shed light on artists' techniques and workshop practices of the times. Reunited here for the first time are twenty-six leaves of the most important illuminated manuscript commission of the period: the Laudario of Sant' Agnese. The splendor of this book of hymns exemplifies the spiritual and artistic aspirations of early Renaissance Florence. A major exhibition on this subject will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum November 13, 2012, through February 10, 2013, and at the Art Gallery of Ontario March 16, 2013, through June 16, 2013. Contributors to this volume include Roy S. Berns, Eve Borsook, Bryan Keene, Francesca Pasut, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Alan Phenix, Laura Rivers, Victor M. Schmidt, Alexandra Suda, Yvonne Szafran, Karen Trentelman, and Nancy Turner. "-- Provided by publisher
NOTE 508849
Alternate Author Sciacca, Christine, 1976- editor of compilation
J. Paul Getty Museum, host institution
Art Gallery of Ontario, host institution

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