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Giotto and his publics : three paradigms of patronage, Julian Gardner

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Giotto and his publics : three paradigms of patronage
Title
Giotto and his publics
Title remainder
three paradigms of patronage
Statement of responsibility
Julian Gardner
Title variation
Giotto & his publics
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This probing analysis of three works by Giotto and the patrons who commissioned them goes far beyond the clichés of Giotto as the founding figure of Western painting. It traces the interactions between Franciscan friars and powerful bankers, illuminating the complex interplay between mercantile wealth and the iconography of poverty
  • Political strife and religious faction lacerated fourteenth-century Italy. Giotto's commissions are best understood against the background of this social turmoil. They reflected the demands of his patrons, the requirements of the Franciscan Order, and the restlessly inventive genius of the painter. Julian Gardner examines this important period of Giotto's path-breaking career through works originally created for Franciscan churches: Stigmatization of Saint Francis from San Francesco at Pisa, now in the Louvre, the Bardi Chapel cycle of the Life of St. Francis in Santa Croce at Florence, and the frescoes of the crossing vault above the tomb of Saint Francis in the Lower Church of San Francesco at Assisi
  • These murals were executed during a twenty-year period when internal tensions divided the friars themselves and when the Order was confronted by a radical change of papal policy toward its defining vow of poverty. The Order had amassed great wealth and built ostentatious churches, alienating many Franciscans in the process and incurring the hostility of other Orders. Many elements in Giotto's frescoes, including references to St. Peter, Florentine politics, and church architecture, were included to satisfy patrons, redefine the figure of Francis, and celebrate the dominant group within the Franciscan brotherhood."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.G6
LC item number
G28 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bernard Berenson lectures on the Italian Renaissance
Label
Giotto and his publics : three paradigms of patronage, Julian Gardner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-226) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giotto at Pisa : the Stigmatization for San Francesco -- Giotto among the money-changers : the Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce -- The lull before the storm : the Vele in the lower church at Assisi -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Inscriptions of the Vele -- Chronology
Control code
663460478
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674050808
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)663460478
Label
Giotto and his publics : three paradigms of patronage, Julian Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Giotto at Pisa : the Stigmatization for San Francesco -- Giotto among the money-changers : the Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce -- The lull before the storm : the Vele in the lower church at Assisi -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Inscriptions of the Vele -- Chronology
Control code
663460478
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674050808
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)663460478
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