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The Cambridge Companion to Giovanni Bellini

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the History of Art

Peter Humfrey, J. M. Fletcher, Keith Christiansen, Mauro Lucco, Carolyn C. Wilson, Debra Pincus, Deborah Howard, Augusto Gentili, Jill Dunkerton, George Goldner, Anchise Tempestini
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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2015
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728553

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  • This Companion brings together commissioned essays focusing on important topics and themes of the career of Giovanni Bellini, the dominant painter of Early Renaissance Venice. The contributions consider Bellini's position in the social and professional life of early modern Venice, and reassess his artistic relationships with his brother-in-law Mantegna, Flemish painting, and the "modern style" that emerged in Italy around 1500. They also explore his original approaches to sculpture and architecture, and landscape and color.

    • Complements existing monographs by concentrating on aspects of Bellini that authors treat only in passing
    • Incorporates recent research on the subject
    • Stimulates fruitful lines of investigation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...highly recommended..." Times Literary Supplement

    "The scholarly approaches range from broad social history to detailed investigations of technique; it is impossible to treat them all in detail here, but they are of exceptional quality and interest...the book is also useful for its treatment of the historiography of the artist by tracing key issues in Bellini scholarship and his shifting critical fortunes. All the authors are sensitive to the book's dual audience of specialists and students." CAA Reviews, Maria Ruvoldt

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728553
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 114 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2015
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Peter Humfrey
    2. Bellini's social world J. M. Fletcher
    3. Bellini and Mantegna Keith Christiansen
    4. Bellini and Flemish painting Mauro Lucco
    5. Bellini and the 'modern manner' Carolyn C. Wilson
    6. Bellini and sculpture Debra Pincus
    7. Bellini and architecture Deborah Howard
    8. Bellini and landscape Augusto Gentili
    9. Bellini's colour
    10. Bellini's technique Jill Dunkerton
    11. Bellini's drawings George Goldner
    12. Bellini and his collaborators Anchise Tempestini.

  • Editor

    Peter Humfrey, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Peter Humfrey is Professor and Head of the school of Art History at the University of St Andrews. A scholar of Renaissance painting in Venice and its environs, he is the author of several works, including Painting in Renaissance Venice and Lorenzo Lotto; and co-author of the catalogues for two major loan exhibitions, Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance and Dosso Dossi: Court Painter of Renaissance Ferrara. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


    Peter Humfrey, J. M. Fletcher, Keith Christiansen, Mauro Lucco, Carolyn C. Wilson, Debra Pincus, Deborah Howard, Augusto Gentili, Jill Dunkerton, George Goldner, Anchise Tempestini

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