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Venice and the Veneto


Part of Artistic Centers of the Italian Renaissance

Peter Humfrey, Dennis Romano, Deborah Howard, Louisa Matthew, Tracy E. Cooper, Sarah Blake McHam, Gabriele Neher, Andrea Bayer
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  • Date Published: May 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521808439

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  • This volume provides an account of the art and architecture of Venice and the principal cities of the Venetian mainland empire in the Renaissance, from 1450 to1600. Thematically organized, it puts special emphasis on the relationship between art and the political, social, and religious institutions of the Venetian Republic. Major painters such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese and of major architects such as Sansovino and Palladio are viewed in the context of the particular needs and ideologies of individual and institutional patrons. Moreover, the distinctive character of Venice as an artistic center is complemented by the discussion of the art produced in the mainland cities of Padua, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, and Bergamo, all of which similarly used visual means to assert their own separate identities. An up-to-date account of the art of early modern Venice, with specially commissioned essays by a team of internationally-known scholars is also included.

    • Venetian Renaissance art is discussed in its full historical context
    • Art of Venice is complemented and contrasted with that of its subject cities on the Italian mainland
    • Separate chapters are contributed by a distinguished team of scholars
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    • Date Published: May 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521808439
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 288 x 220 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Peter Humfrey
    Part I. The Historical Context:
    1. City state and empire Dennis Romano
    Part II. Art and Patronage in Venice:
    2. The state Deborah Howard
    3. Clergy and confraternities Louisa Matthew
    4. Patricians and citizens Tracy E. Cooper
    Part III. The Cities of the Veneto:
    5. Padua, Treviso and Bassano Sarah Blake McHam
    6. Vicenza and Verona Gabriele Neher
    7. Brescia and Bergamo Andrea Bayer
    8. Epilogue: the demand from abroad Peter Humfrey.

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    Peter Humfrey
    Peter Humfrey is professor of art history at the University of St Andrews. He has been a Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Florence, and a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2000, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2005 he received the award of Cavaliere dell'Ordine dell Stella della Solidarieta Italiana. His books include Cima da Conegliana, The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, Painting in Renaissance Venice, and Lorenzo Lotto. He is also co-author of the catalogues of several international loan exhibitions, most recently The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections and Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting.


    Peter Humfrey, Dennis Romano, Deborah Howard, Louisa Matthew, Tracy E. Cooper, Sarah Blake McHam, Gabriele Neher, Andrea Bayer

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