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The Cambridge Companion to Raphael

The Cambridge Companion to Raphael

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the History of Art

Marcia B. Hall, Jeryldene M. Wood, Sheryl E. Reiss, Linda Pellecchia, Ingrid Rowland, Joanna Woods-Marsden, Costanza Barbieri, Bette Talvacchia, Patricia Emison, Linda Wolk-Somon, Carl Goldstein, Giovanna Perini, Cathleen Hoeniger
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  • Date Published: March 2005
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521808095

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  • Raphael is a rare painter who was never out of fashion. This book addresses some of the interests of recent scholarship, which has changed the focus from concern with attribution and definition of Raphael’s style and the classic style of the High Renaissance to more practical matters. Investigation of the intellectual and cultural history of sixteenth century Rome and Florence in the past generation have made it possible to put Raphael in the context of his patrons and his other contemporaries. Raphael managed what was no doubt the largest workshop to date and it provided the model for many artists who followed him. This leads us to an understanding of the privileging of invention over execution that takes place increasingly in the sixteenth century. Raphael became the model for artists, beginning already soon after his death and continuing after the collapse of the academic tradition in the late nineteenth century. This reverence is studied in the final section of this book, including an essay that traces changing tastes in restoring his paintings.

    • Raphael is among the 3-4 most famous painters ever
    • His practical, managerial skills have begun to be appreciated only recently
    • The achievement of the High Renaissance (Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo) is a high point in western civilization
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    "Taken as a whole, the book will be a useful resource for undergraduates and the seriously enthusiastic layperson."
    Time Literary Supplement

    "All of the essays attempt to review major scholarship on their topics and to summarize the historical circumstances and intellectual milieu, making them accessible and helpful to the student approaching Raphael for the first time."
    Renaissance Quarterly

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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521808095
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.972kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Marcia B. Hall
    Part I. Before Rome:
    1. Young Raphael and the practice of painting in Renaissance Italy Jeryldene M. Wood
    2. From the Court of Urbino to the Curia and Rome: Raphael and his patrons 1500–1508 Sheryl E. Reiss
    Part II. Rome:
    3. The contested city: urban form in early sixteenth-century Rome Linda Pellecchia
    4. The Vatican Stanze Ingrid Rowland
    5. One role, two sitters, one artist: Raphael's papal portraits Joanna Woods-Marsden
    6. The competition between Raphael and Michelangelo and Sebastiano's role in it Constanza Barbieri
    Part III. Raphael and his Successors:
    7. Raphael's workshop and the development of a managerial style Bette Talvacchia
    8. Raphael's multiples Patricia Emison
    9. Raphael drawings, pro-contra Linda Wolk-Simon
    Part IV. The Assessment of History:
    10. Classicism, Mannerism, and the Relieflike style Marcia B. Hall
    11. French identity in the realm of Raphael Carl Goldstein
    12. Raphael's European fame in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Giovanna Perini
    13. Restoring Raphael Cathleen Hoeniger.

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    Marcia B. Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia


    Marcia B. Hall, Jeryldene M. Wood, Sheryl E. Reiss, Linda Pellecchia, Ingrid Rowland, Joanna Woods-Marsden, Costanza Barbieri, Bette Talvacchia, Patricia Emison, Linda Wolk-Somon, Carl Goldstein, Giovanna Perini, Cathleen Hoeniger

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