Locating Renaissance Art Carol M. Richardson

Publication date:
30 Mar 2007
Yale University Press
352 pages: 286 x 216mm
200 color illus.
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Renaissance art history is traditionally identified with Italian centers of production, and Florence in particular. Instead, this book explores the dynamic interchange between European artistic centers and artists and the trade in works of art. It also considers the impact of differing locations on art and artists and some of the economic, political, and cultural factors crucial to the emergence of an artistic center.
During c.1420-1520, no city or court could succeed in isolation and so artists operated within a network of interests and local and international identities. The case studies presented in this book portray the Renaissance as an exciting international phenomenon, with cities and courts inextricably bound together in a web of economic and political interests.

Carol M. Richardson is lecturer, Art History Department, The Open University.

"Locating Renaissance Art does an admirable job of singing the rich and varied measures of European art history in a pleasing chorus. Canonical works are indeed reconsidered in innovative ways. The text will prove a useful supplement to any Renaissance art history course."?John Garton, Renaissance Quarterly