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Moskowitz examines the sculpture produced in a variety of genres and media throughout the Italic peninsula, from the late medieval period until the beginning of the early modern era. Arguing that Italian Gothic sculpture is neither a provincial offshoot of northern Gothic art, nor a mere preparation for the Early Renaissance, she demonstrates that this body of art works is distinguished by a unique visual language and syntax. Tracing the developments of Italian sculpture, from Nicola Pisano's arrival in Tuscany around 1260 through the end of the fourteenth century, this volume surveys developments in Central Italy as well as those in Naples, Compania, Lombardy and the Veneto. This study incorporates the most recent scholarly findings, including archival and archaeological discoveries, and restoration and conservation efforts. The book also addresses broad questions of politics, patronage, and piety.Read more
- Includes 395 halftones, which emphasize regional as well as mainstream sculpture
- Sees the works of art as the products of collaboration between artist and patron, as well as hands-on collaboration within the workshop
- Views the sculptures within their local environments, explaining how they functioned to serve patrons and contemporary viewers
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'An impressive work that can serve, on the one hand, as an introduction to the study of Italian Gothic sculpture for students new to the subject, as well as a handy reference book to some of the key monuments of the period for scholars more familiar with the subject.' The Art Book
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- Date Published: January 2001
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521444835
- length: 432 pages
- dimensions: 289 x 223 x 33 mm
- weight: 1.72kg
- contains: 395 b/w illus.
- availability: Unavailable - out of print July 2003
Table of Contents
1. Geography and politics
2. Economic growth, socio-religious developments, and the intellectual milieu
3. The practice of sculpture
4. Italian Gothic sculpture: the background
5. Nicola Pisano
6. Arnolfo di Cambio
7. Giovanni Pisano
8. Alternative currents
9. Tino di Camaino in Tuscany
10. Sienese sculpture after Tino
11. Orvieto and 'Lorenzo Maitani'
12. Andrea Pisano
13. Giovanni di Balduccio in Tuscany
14. The second half of the Trecento
15. Tino di Camaino
16. Giovanni and Pacio Bertini da Firenze
17. The second half of the Trecento and beyond
18. Lombard sculpture before 1334
19. Azzone Visconti and Giovanni di Balduccio in Milan
20. Campionese masters of mid-century
21. Lombard assimilation of Tuscan style
22. Gian Galeazzo Visconti and the international Gothic current
23. Venetian sculpture, 1300–1340
24. Andriolo de Santi
25. The sculpture of the Palazzo Ducale
26. Jacobello and Pierpaolo dalle Masegna
29. The sculptured Cathedral Facade
31. Developing a Master's Oeuvre
32. An apparent forgery and a noteworthy imitation
33. A hypothetical reconstruction.
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