Siena, Florence and Padua: Art, Society and Religion 1280-1400, Volume II: Case Studies: Case Studies Vol 2 (A354)

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Physical description: xi,290p. : ill(some col.), maps, plans, ports. ; 30cm. Notes: Bibliography: p279-282. - Includes index. Summary: This second volume focuses on major works of art produced in Siena, Florence or Padua or executed by artists associated with the three cities. The case studies include discussions of the evolution of two important building types (town halls and cathedrals); the devotional and liturgical contexts of pre-eminent 14th-century altar-pieces; interpretation of the major fresco cycles in the Arena Chapel, Padua, and the Sala dei Nove, Siena; the significance of sculpted representations of the body; and the distinctive impact of familial or specifically female patronage. Subject: Dates covered: 1280-1400. History of art: c 500 CE to c 1400 ; Renaissance art ; European history: c 500 to c 1500 ; Social & cultural history. Italy ; c 1000 CE to c 1500. Genre: Illustrated.

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This second volume focuses on major works of art produced in Siena, Florence or Padua or executed by artists associated with the three cities. The case studies include discussions of the evolution of two important building types (town halls and cathedrals); the devotional and liturgical contexts of pre-eminent 14th-century altar-pieces; interpretation of the major fresco cycles in the Arena Chapel, Padua, and the Sala dei Nove, Siena; the significance of sculpted representations of the body; and the distinctive impact of familial or specifically female patronage.

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