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Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

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By (author) Richard Losick, By (author) Michael Levine, By (author) Alexander Gann, By (author) Tania Baker, By (author) Stephen Bell, By (author) Patricia Fortini Brown

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 236mm x 14mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 10 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0131344021
  • ISBN 13: 9780131344020
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: 1st Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 302,316

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For courses in Renaissance Art. Through close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings fourteenth and fifteenth century Venice alive. She explores the role of the guilds and the nobility, the unique island setting, the environment of the church and the private home, the political rivalries with other states, the taste for symbols and metaphors, the myriad qualities that made Venice distinct and its art unique. Carefully interweaving art-historical analysis of individual works (both famous and little-known) with rich contextual discussions, she reveals a culture of high beauty, artifice, and craftsmanship.

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Table of contents

1. Venezianita: The Otherness of the Venetians. 2. The Making of a Visual World. 3. The Art of Public Life. 4. A Pious People. 5. Private Worlds. 6. Caste, Class, and Gender. Timeline. Bibliography. Picture Credits. Index.