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Francis Ames-Lewis, Francis W. Kent, Janet Robson, Louise Bourdua, Adrian W. B. Randolph, Roger J. Crum, Caroline Elam, Jill Burke, William E. Wallace, Elizabeth Pilliod
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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521851626

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  • This volume examines works of art in a variety of media produced in Florence during the period from 1300 to 1600. Chronologically organized, each chapter examines works of art and architecture within the context of the major political, social, economic, and cultural events of the period. Patterns of patronage, both secular and religious, that accompanied changes in political authority as power shifted from Republican regimes to rule by the Medici family and back are also assessed. The volume follows the movements and trends that were initiated by Florentine artists beginning with Giotto in the fourteenth century; then followed a century later by Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Michelangelo; and finally the achievements of sixteenth-century artists such as Cellini, Bronzino, and Vasari. The book is lavishly illustrated in both black and white and color.

    • An introduction to Florentine Renaissance art for the informed lay person
    • Artworks are discussed within their socio-cultural context
    • Changes in art production reflect changes in art patronage
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521851626
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 224 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.86kg
    • contains: 282 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Francis Ames-Lewis
    1. Florence, 1300–1600 Francis W. Kent
    2. Florence before the black death Janet Robson
    3. The arts in Florence after the black death Louise Bourdua
    4. Republican Florence, 1400–1434 Adrian W. B. Randolph
    5. The Florence of Cosimo 'Il Vecchio' de' Medici: within and beyond the walls Roger J. Crum
    6. Art and cultural identity in Lorenzo de' Medici's Florence Caroline Elam
    7. Republican Florence and the arts, 1494–1513 Jill Burke
    8. Florence under the Medici pontificates, 1513–1537 William E. Wallace
    9. Cosimi I and the arts Elizabeth Pilliod.

  • Editor

    Francis Ames-Lewis, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Francis Ames-Lewis is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has edited or co-edited ten volumes of collected essays and conference papers, and has contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals and books. He is the author of several books, including Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy, The Draftsman Raphael and The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist.


    Francis Ames-Lewis, Francis W. Kent, Janet Robson, Louise Bourdua, Adrian W. B. Randolph, Roger J. Crum, Caroline Elam, Jill Burke, William E. Wallace, Elizabeth Pilliod

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