This anthology presents classic and recent scholarship on Italian art from 1600-1750, highlighting the key debates with which art historians continue to grapple. * Explores themes including: style or the visuality of art; artistic practices and production; artistic communication as projected and experienced; and artists' interactions with the ancient world and with the new sciences * Examines the work of key painters, architects and sculptors from this period, including Caravaggio, Bernini, Guarini and Poussin * Published in the expanding Blackwell Anthologies in Art History series
Susan M. Dixon is Associate Professor of Art History at University of Tulsa, Okalahoma.
Part I: Appearances. 1. What is Baroque? ( Erwin Panofsky ). 2. The Idea of the Painter, the Sculptor and the Architect ( Pietro Bellori Giovan ). 3. Fighting with Style ( Phillip Sohm ). 4. Bernini's Conception of the Visual Arts: 'Un Bel Composto' ( Irving Lavin ). 5. Ars Tornandi: Baroque Architecture and the Lathe ( Joseph Connors ). 6. A Taste for Tiepolo ( Alpers, Svetlana and Michael Baxandall ). Part II: Artistic Practice, Production and Consumption. 7. Practice in the Carracci Academy ( Gail Feigenbaum ). 8. Artemisia in Her Father's House ( Patrizia Cavazzini ). 9. Disegni, Bozzetti, Legnetti and Modelli in Roman Seicento Sculpture ( Jennifer Montagu ). 10. Architects and Clods: The Emergence of Urban Planning in the Context of Palace Architecture in Seventeenth-Century Rome ( Dorothy Metzger Habel ). 11. The Mechanics of Seventeenth-Century Patronage ( Francis Haskell ). 12. Scrambling for Scudi: Notes on Painters' Earnings in Early Baroque Rome ( Richard Spear ). 13. The Marketing of Pietro Testa's Poetic Inventions ( Francesco Consagra ). 14.Inside the Palace: People and Furnishings ( Patricia Waddy ). Part III: Meaning: Conceived and Received. 15. A Comment on the Iconography of Pietro da Cortona's Barberini Ceiling ( Walter Vitzthum ). 16.Seeing the Shroud: Guarini's Reliquary Chapel in Turin and the Ostentation of a Dynastic Relic ( John Beldon Scott ). 17. Myth and the New Science: Vico, Tiepolo, and the Language of the Optimates ( Christopher Drew Armstrong ). 18.Problems of the Theme ( Rudolf Wittkower ). 19. Devotion and Desire: The Reliquary Chapel of Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi ( Karen-Edis Barzman ). 20. Pastoralism in the Roman Baroque Villa and in Claude Lorrain ( Myths and Realities of the Roman Campagna: Mirka Benes ). Part IV: Critique of the Past and the New Science. 21. The Role of Classical Models in Bernini's and Poussin's Preparatory Work ( Rudolf Wittkower ). 22. The Greek Style and the Prehistory of Neoclassicism ( Charles Dempsey ). 23. Piranesi and Francesco Bianchini: Capricci in the Service of Pre-Scientific Archaeology ( Susan M. Dixon ). 24. Cigoli's Immacolata and Galileo's Moon: Astronomy and the Virgin in Early Seicento Rome ( Steven F. Ostrow ). 25. The Fate of Pictures: Appearance, Truth, and Ambiguity ( David Freedberg ). 26. Lodoli on Function and Representation ( Joseph Rykwert ).