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ISBN:
1858944481
Author:
Christopher Masters
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers (October 1, 2008)
Pages:
287 pages
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Each chapter in this lavishly illustrated book includes interpretations of up to 40 works and is devoted to a particular subject, from war to courtly life, and from landscape to the influence of Byzantine and Islamic civilization.

Each chapter in this lavishly illustrated book includes interpretations of up to 40 works and is devoted to a particular subject, from war to courtly life, and from landscape to the influence of Byzantine and Islamic civilization. With its beautiful images, engaging text and gazetteer section detailing public art collections worldwide, Renaissance will appeal to the armchair reader, museum visitor, student of art and anyone interested in one of the greatest contributions to world culture.

by Christopher Masters. The Renaissance throughout Europe produced some of the West's most spectacular art, yet this most celebrated of periods is also one of the least understood, often regarded simply as a 'rebirth' of ancient Roman culture. While the art of the Renaissance frequently deals with Classical and Christian themes, it does not concern itself soley with tales of the gods or biblical stories.

A study of fifteenth-and sixteenth-century art in Italy and Europe. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Christopher Masters.

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Christopher Masters is a writer and lecturer on art based in London. He writes for The Guardian newspaper and is the author of a book on Salvador Dali, as well as numerous articles and contributions to works of reference.

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The Renaissance throughout Europe produced some of the West's most spectacular art, yet this most celebrated of periods is also one of the least understood, often regarded simply as a 'rebirth' of ancient Roman culture. While the art of the Renaissance frequently deals with Classical and Christian themes, it does not concern itself soley with tales of the gods or biblical stories. This new study of the Renaissance explores how fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings and sculptures absorbed influences from a wide range of cultures - not only Classical and medieval Europe, but also Byzantium and the Islamic world. With beautiful images by the great masters of the age, and a gazetteer section detailing important public art collections worldwide, Renaissance will appeal to the armchair reader, museum visitor, student of art and anyone interested in one of the greatest contributions to world culture.
  • Kalrajas
This book has many pictures, and the quality is not bad, but I don't like the organization: it is a jumble, with artworks mixed up from different periods of the Renaissance, the Northern Renaissance mixed in slap-dash with the Italian. It makes it hard to understand how art developed from the early to the high Renaissance, how it differed in the various regions of Europe, how artists influenced one another. Instead, the book is organized into subjects like "love", "war", "home", and "birds and beasts." For the latter, for example, hunting scenes, still-lives, and Madonna and Childs containing a rabbit or a lamb are thrown together -- again, from different times and regions of the Renaissance. If the aim is to dazzle us with the variety of the Renaissance, the book succeeds, I suppose. But it fails to help us understand the arc of the Renaissance, where it came from, and how it evolved. It is also very skimpy on sculpture and architecture. The Villa Rotonda, the Palazzo Farneze, St Peter's Cathedral are not there. Brunelleschi's dome gets a small aerial snapshot. Instead of this book, I recommend "Renaissance, masterpieces of art and architecture" by Susan Wright.
  • Went Tyu
Saw this at Barnes and Noble for a whole lot more than what I paid here. Free shipping, of course and about the book itself, it's wonderfully glossy, beautiful arts and it definitely helps me get inspirations for some of my sketches. If I ever need any shcool books or any book at all, I always check the prices here at Amazon, and more than likely, it's gonna be cheaper here.
  • Majin
Masters widens understanding of the Renaissance by weaving together the variety and evolution of artistic styles found in painting, architecture, sculpture, and other arts; the range of subject areas from sacred carrying over from the Middle Ages to secular and scientific reflecting the rising humanism; and the intermixture of cultural influences, not only those of classical antiquity, but Byzantine and Middle Eastern from increased trade and other contacts. Considering echoes of the Renaissance in art by Manet, Ingres, and other 19th-century artists, Masters also broadens understanding of it through following ages.

The author accomplishes this broadened perspective on the Renaissance not as might be expected by an academic study or similar art history study, but by a gallery of notable, relevant Renaissance art works on nearly every page that is coffee-table book in size and appearance. One takes in the expanded perspective mostly by visual means rather than scholarly. The difference between this work and a typical, familiar art book displaying the highest achievements of Renaissance art is the organization, not the sum of the content. By its organization, this work goes beyond celebration and appreciation of Renaissance art to a grasp of the relationship between the art and varied areas of Renaissance culture.

Religious themes, domestic life, foreign lands linked by advances in transportation, warfare, the growth of cities, the natural world including animals presaging the science of following eras, largely idealized or romanticized images of classical times, changes in fashion, and a new humanism seen in anatomical drawings and realistic portrayals are the cultural areas Masters ranges over. The information and perspective is found mostly in short essay-like annotations for the categorized art works, mostly paintings. The annotation with Bellini's portrait of The Doge Leonardo Loredan (ca. 1500) relates, "The head of the Venetian Republic was the doge, who was elected for life on the death of his predecessor...he could exert influence as chairman of the decision-making bodies, the Senate..."; thus relating a succinct picture of the more democratic forms of government which were superseding monarchy. In Lucas van Leyden's painting The Last Judgment (ca. 1500), the "beautiful nude figures of the resurrected...recede into the far distance..."; thus bringing together the Renaissance celebration of the human form with fundamentals of Christianity. Such learned, succinct passages tied in with adjacent lavishly reproduced art works on glossy paper make the book a special treat for art lovers and art historians.