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The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio

The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the History of Art

Anthony Mohlo, Gay M. Radke, Ellen Callmann, Perri Lee Roberts, Roberto Bellucci, Cecilia Frosinini, Dillian Gordon, Diane Cole Ahl, Timothy Verdon, J. V. Field, Francis Ames-Lewis
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521669412

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  • This Companion explores the visual, intellectual, and religious culture of Renaissance Florence in the age of Masaccio, 1401-1428. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars and conservators, the essays in this volume investigate the artistic, civic, and sacred contexts of Masaccio's works and the sites in which they were seen. Inspired by the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth, The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio celebrates the achievements, influence and legacy of early Renaissance art and one of its greatest masters.

    • Coincides with 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth and the unveiling of the newly restored Trinity, a famous work, as well several scholarly symposia on the artist
    • Interdisciplinary and comprehensive, with contributions by internationally renowned scholars in several fields
    • Uses new methodologies and approaches, and publishes new proposals on Masaccio's technique as a painter
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...an outstanding contribution to the celebrations for the 600th anniversary of Masaccio's birth celebrated in 2001." Annali d'italianistica

    "The Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated for making available in English these fine studies of great and influential early Italian Renaissance artists...will be the standard by which other works on these artists will be judged." Aaron W. Godfrey, Stony Brook University

    "The interdisciplinary approach of [the volume] sets a high standard for similar art-historical studies. It is quite likely to be a standard reference for many years to come." CAA Reviews

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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521669412
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.677kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Diane Cole Ahl
    1. Masaccio's Florence in perspective: crisis and discipline in a medieval society Anthony Mohlo
    2. Masaccio's city: urbanism, architecture, and sculpture in early fifteenth-century Florence Gary M. Radke
    3. Painting Masaccio's Florence Ellen Callmann
    4. Collaboration in fifteenth-century art and the case of Masaccio and Masolino Perri Lee Roberts
    5. Masaccio: technique in context Roberto Bellucci and Cecilia Frosinini
    6. The altarpieces of Masaccio Dillian Gordon
    7. Masaccio in the Brancacci chapel Diane Cole Ahl
    8. Masaccio's Trinity: theological, social, and civic meanings Timothy Verdon
    9. Masaccio and perspective in Italy in the fifteenth century J. V. Field
    10. Masaccio's legacy Francis Ames-Lewis.

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    Diane Cole Ahl, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

    Contributors

    Anthony Mohlo, Gay M. Radke, Ellen Callmann, Perri Lee Roberts, Roberto Bellucci, Cecilia Frosinini, Dillian Gordon, Diane Cole Ahl, Timothy Verdon, J. V. Field, Francis Ames-Lewis

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