Viewing Renaissance Art

Viewing Renaissance Art

Book - 2007
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This book focuses on the values, priorities, and motives of patrons and the purposes and functions of art works produced north and south of the Alps and in post-Byzantine Crete. It begins by considering the social range and character of Renaissance patronage and ends with a study of Hans Holbein the Younger and the reform of religious images in Basle and England.
Viewing Renaissance Art considers a wide range of audiences and patrons from the rulers of France to the poorest confraternities in Florence. The overriding premise is that art was not a neutral matter of stylistic taste but an aspect of material production in which values were invested--whether religious, cultural, social, or political.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; Milton Keynes : In association with The Open University, 2007.
ISBN: 9780300123432
0300123434
Branch Call Number: 709.024 V671
Characteristics: 333 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 29 cm.

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