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Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation in the Italian Renaissance City

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Stephen J. Campbell, Stephen J. Milner, Michelle O'Malley, Megan Holmes, Shelley Zuraw, Luke Syson, Georgia Clarke, Bruce L. Edelstein, Stephen Milner, Deborah Krohn, Christopher Celenza, Brian A. Curran, Morten Steen Hansen
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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521826884

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  • Considering the reception of the early modern culture of Florence, Rome, and Venice in other centers of the Italic peninsula, this book reexamines the Renaissance as a form of translation of a past culture. It assumes that the Renaissance attempted to assimilate the lost, or fragmentary, worlds of the Roman emperors, the Greek Platonists, and the ancient Egyptians. These essays, accordingly, explore how the processes of cultural self-definition varied between the Italian urban centers in the early modern period, well before the formation of a distinct Italian national identity.

    • Attention to marginal groups and regional communities and their relation to the 'high culture' of the major centers
    • Examines well-known artists and cultural figures in light of their contemporary reception to explore the subject of transmission
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Campbell and Milner should be congratulated for organizing a well-researched collection of essays..."

    "...the volume is splendid, the conents a further proof of how exciting, invigorating, challenging, exhilerating, and ineresting true scholarship is; my deepest thanks to the authors and the publisher, they fully deserve them."
    Renaissance Quarterly

    "...a thought-provoking group of essays which displays a zest for the exploration of methodologies, of previously little-studied centres, objects and artists and which act as a kind of manifesto for the current vivacity and ambition of Renaissance art history."
    Burlington Magazine

    "this volume is an ambitious effort to energize early modern studies with a series of studies that ask questions about the dominant roles played by the major centers in Renaissance Italy.... [There are] fine essays in this excellent collection"
    Sixteenth Century Journal

    "The writing throughout the text is lucid and compelling, the research is sound, and the bibliography for each paper is current and extensive. Nearly all of the essays contained in the volume are of exemplary scholarship, and the range of topics and methodological approaches addressed will appeal to a variety of scholars in the humanities; they will also serve as valuable teaching tools in graduate and undergraduate seminars." CAA Reviews Rosi Gilday

    "This is an important book that will attract not only scholars interested in the Italian Renaissance but possibly others wishing to understand the range of issues associated with the artistic exchange, cultural translation, and reception..."
    Catherine Harding, RACAR

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521826884
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 183 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 88 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: art, identity and cultural translation in Renaissance Italy Stephen J. Campbell and Stephen J. Milner
    Part I. How to Translate:
    1. Subject matters: contracts, designs and the exchange of ideas between painters and clients in Renaissance Italy Michelle O'Malley
    2. Copying practices and marketing strategies in a late fifteenth-century painter's workshop Megan Holmes
    3. Mino da Fiesole's Forteguerri Tomb: a 'Florentine' monument in Rome Shelley Zuraw
    4. Bertoldo di Giovanni, republican court artist Luke Syson
    Part II. Regional Identities and the Encounter with Florence:
    5. 'Our eagles always held fast to your lilies': the Este, the Medici, and the negotiation of cultural identity Stephen J. Campbell
    6. Giovanni Il Bentovoglio and the uses of chivalry: creating a republican court in late fifteenth-century Bologna Georgia Clarke
    7. 'Acqua viva e corrent': private display and public distribution of fresh water at the Neapolitan villa of Poggioreale as a hydraulic model for sixteenth-century Medici gardens Bruce L. Edelstein
    8. The politics of patronage: Verrocchio, Pollaiuolo and the Forteguerri monument Stephen Milner
    9. Between legend, history and power politics: the Santa Fina Chapel in San Gimignano Deborah Krohn
    Part III. Negotiating the Cultural Other:
    10. From center to periphery in the Florentine intellectual field: orthodoxy reconsidered Christopher Celenza
    11. The Sphinx in the piazza: Egyptian monuments and urban spaces in Renaissance Italy Brian A. Curran
    12. Immigrants and church patronage in sixteenth-century Ancona Morten Steen Hansen.

  • Editors

    Stephen J. Campbell, The Johns Hopkins University

    Stephen J. Milner, University of Bristol


    Stephen J. Campbell, Stephen J. Milner, Michelle O'Malley, Megan Holmes, Shelley Zuraw, Luke Syson, Georgia Clarke, Bruce L. Edelstein, Stephen Milner, Deborah Krohn, Christopher Celenza, Brian A. Curran, Morten Steen Hansen

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