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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: August 2008
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2015
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728553

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  • This Companion volume brings together commissioned essays by an international team of scholars on Giovanni Bellini, the dominant painter of Early Renaissance Venice. Among the topics and themes to be discussed are Bellini's position in the social and professional life of early modern Venice; his artistic relationships with his brother-in-law Mantegna, with Flemish painting, and with the 'modern style' that emerged in Italy around 1500; and the connections between Bellini's paintings and the sister arts of architecture and sculpture. Further essays reassess the artist's approaches to landscape and color, elements that have always been recognized as central to his pictorial genius.

    • 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

    'The Cambridge Companion to Giovanni Bellini is highly recommended to anyone interested in Venetian Renaissance painting.' The Times Literary Supplement

    '… the Cambridge Companion to Bellini provides a highly informative and illuminating view of many aspects of the artist's work and career. While more traditional topics and well-trodden ground are shown in a new light, areas for which there is little remaining documentation are handled skilfully …' The Art Book

    'Peter Humfrey has admirably succeeded in matching authors with topics … the Bellini Companion volume points to a remarkable resurgence of interest in an artist about whom much still remains to be said.' Burlington Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 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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