Art and Life in Renaissance Venice (Reissue)

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice (Reissue)

3.7 (67 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 164 x 236 x 14mm | 580.6g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • ill
  • 0131344021
  • 9780131344020
  • 427,857

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.



Picture Credits.

show more

Rating details

67 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 21% (14)
4 31% (21)
3 45% (30)
2 3% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X