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The Court Cities of Northern Italy
Milan, Parma, Piacenza, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna, Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini


Part of Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance

Charles M. Rosenberg, Evelyn Welch, Giuseppe Bertini, Molly Bourne, Anthony Colantuono, David J. Drogin, Mary Hollingsworth
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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521792486

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  • This volume examines the painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture produced in nine important court cities of Italy during the course of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries. Although each chapter represents a separate study of a particular geographical locale, many common themes emerge. This volume gives a multifaceted consideration of the art created for princes, prelates, confraternities, and civic authorities – works displayed in public squares, private palaces, churches, and town halls. Including six essays specially commissioned that explore the interaction of artists and their civic and/or courtly patrons within the context of prevailing cultural, political, and religious circumstances, The Court Cities of Northern Italy provides a rich supplement to traditional accounts of the artistic heritage of the Italian Renaissance, which has traditionally focused on the Florentine, Venetian, and Roman traditions. The book includes 35 color plates and 221 black and white illustrations.

    • These essays not only provide insight into familiar objects and monuments, but also new works which have not been part of the general discussion of Italian Renaissance art
    • This is an important supplement to the normal narrative of Italian Renaissance art with its focus on the Tusco-Romano and Venetian traditions
    • The wealth of illustrations and rich bibliography will be an important resource for generalist and specialist alike
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521792486
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 224 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • contains: 263 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Charles M. Rosenberg
    1. Patrons, artists, and audiences in Renaissance Milan, 1300-1600 Evelyn Welch
    2. Center and periphery: art patronage in Renaissance Piacenza and Parma Giuseppe Bertini
    3. The art of diplomacy: Mantua and the Gonzaga, 1328-1630 Molly Bourne
    4. Estense patronage and the construction of the Ferrarese Renaissance, c. 1395-1595 Anthony Colantuono
    5. Art, patronage, and civic identities in Renaissance Bologna David J. Drogin
    6. Art patronage in Renaissance Urbino, Pesaro, and Rimini, c. 1400-1550 Mary Hollingsworth.

  • Editor

    Charles M. Rosenberg, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Charles Rosenberg is Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame. A recipient of an NEH Rome Prize Fellowship and an I Tatti NEH Fellowship, he is the author of The Este Monuments and Urban Development in Renaissance Ferrara and editor of Art and Politics in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Italy, 1250–1515.


    Charles M. Rosenberg, Evelyn Welch, Giuseppe Bertini, Molly Bourne, Anthony Colantuono, David J. Drogin, Mary Hollingsworth

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