Viewing Renaissance Art

Viewing Renaissance Art

By: The Open University (author), Carol M. Richardson (editor), Kim W. Woods (editor), Dr. Angeliki Lymberopoulou (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Kim W. Woods, Carol M. Richardson, and Angeliki Lymberopoulou are lecturers, Art History Department, The Open University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780300123432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780300123432
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 0300123434

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