The Renaissance in VeniceThe Renaissance in Venice



Examines the nature of art, public, private and devotional - Patronage and pageantry - Secular art - Titian - Tintoretto - Veronese - Bellini - Carpaccio - Venetian art; Procession in the Piazza San Marco (Gentile Bellini) with detailed ...

Author: Patricia Fortini Brown

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: 0297836137

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Page: 176

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Examines the nature of art, public, private and devotional - Patronage and pageantry - Secular art - Titian - Tintoretto - Veronese - Bellini - Carpaccio - Venetian art; Procession in the Piazza San Marco (Gentile Bellini) with detailed description & analysis - Consignment of the Sword (Francesco Bassano).

Venice and the RenaissanceVenice and the Renaissance



Pursuing the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first decades of the seventeenth, Manfredo Tafuri develops a story crowded with characters and full of surprises.

Author: Manfredo Tafuri

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262700549

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Page: 296

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In this study of the process of decision-making about building and urban planning in Venice, the author examines the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the 16th century to the first decades of the 17th to show how that process affected the choice of designers and styles.

Titian and the Renaissance in VeniceTitian and the Renaissance in Venice



Captures the striking colors and revolutionary characteristics of one of art history's greatest chapters, and covers fascinating aspects of the work of Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Bassano, and many others

Author: Bastian Eclercy

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 3791358138

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Page: 280

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This dazzling survey of 16th-century Venetian painting captures the striking colors and revolutionary characteristics of one of art history's greatest chapters. It is hard to imagine more profoundly influential artists than the Venetian painters of the 16th century. Whether creating sweeping devotional altarpieces or intimate portraits, the Venetian painters changed the way artists employed color and composition. These defining qualities are on brilliant display in this book that covers fascinating aspects of the work of Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Bassano, and many others. More than one hundred paintings, drawings, and prints are reproduced in stunning detail. Side-by-side comparisons draw readers into the conversations between Venetian artists as they tackled similar subjects and vied for commissions. The book opens with fascinating essays about the history of 16th-century Venice, the Venetian School of painting, and the techniques of the Venetian masters. As beautiful as it is informative, this book features all of the excitement and splendor of one of the most prolific and important chapters in the history of European art.

Painting in Renaissance VenicePainting in Renaissance Venice



Humfrey analyses these painters' works in terms of their pictorial style, technique, subject matter, patronage and function.

Author: Peter Humfrey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300067151

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Page: 320

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The Renaissance was a golden age in the long history of Venetian painting, and the art that came from Venice during that era includes some of the most visually exciting works in the whole of western art. This attractive book - a comprehensive account of painting in Venice from Bellini to Titian to Tintoretto - is an accessible introduction to the paintings of this period. Peter Humfrey surveys the development of a distinctly Venetian artistic tradition from the middle years of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. He discusses the work of Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto as well as the paintings of those less well known - such as the three Vivarini, Cima, Carpaccio, Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Bassano. Humfrey analyses these painters' works in terms of their pictorial style, technique, subject matter, patronage and function. He also sets the art against the background of the political, social and religious conditions of Renaissance Venice, as outlined in his Introduction. The book includes an appendix that provides brief biographies of thirty-six of the most important painters active in Renaissance Venice.

Medieval and Renaissance VeniceMedieval and Renaissance Venice



The book highlights many of the issues and decisions that have faced working women in Japan, and calls into question the accuracy of the prevailing domestic stereotype of Japanese women.

Author: Donald E. Queller

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252024613

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Page: 345

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For the first time in a generation, leading scholars of medieval and Renaissance Venice join forces to define the current state of the field and to reveal in its rich diversity. Forays into neglected aspects of Venetian studies reveal new insights into coinage and concubinage, the first Jewish ghetto and the Fourth Crusade, and matters from dowry inflation to state spectacle to cheese...

The Silk Industry of Renaissance VeniceThe Silk Industry of Renaissance Venice



His findings contribute in an important way to the ongoing scholarly assessment of Venice's place in the economy of the Renaissance and the Mediterranean world.

Author: Luca Molà

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801876554

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Page: 480

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The manufacture of luxury textiles, such as silk, was central to an Italian Renaissance economy based on status and conspicuous consumption. From the rapidly changing fashions that drove demand to the jobs created for craftsmen, weavers, and merchants, the wealth and prestige associated with silk throughout Europe made it Italy's leading export industry. In this important book, Luca Molà examines the silk industry in Renaissance Venice amid changing markets, suppliers, producers, and government regulations. Drawing on archival research and a vast amount of European scholarship, Molà documents the innovations Venetians made in manufacturing and marketing to spur the silk industry. He uncovers the alliance between manufacturers and government to promote the industry in a changing international economic environment. Through flexible laws, quality was regulated to meet the varying requirements of an increasing range of customers. Molà also analyzes state policy that favored the development and organization of silk producers throughout the Terraferma. His findings contribute in an important way to the ongoing scholarly assessment of Venice's place in the economy of the Renaissance and the Mediterranean world.

The Art of Renaissance VeniceThe Art of Renaissance Venice



He explores the different forms and functions of Venetian paintings in three distinct periods. With over three hundred illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography, this volume successfully fills a gap in art historical scholarship.

Author: Norbert Huse

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226361098

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Page: 382

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Norbert Huse and Wolfgang Wolters provide the first contemporary single-volume survey of the three arts of Venice -- painting, sculpture, and architecture. They offer an important counterbalance to the traditional orientation toward painting as the city's preeminent art by focusing on architecture as the essential Venetian artistic medium. In the process, they define the distinctly Venetian terms by which the city and culture should be understood. Huse and Wolters begin their study with 1460, when Venice was one of the key powers of Italy, and end their discussion with the death of Tintoretto in 1594, a period of waning international power. Wolfgang Wolters outlines the city's development and present a typological survey of Venetian architecture. A review of sculptors and their works follows. Norbert Huse opens the next section, on painting, by describing the changed situation of painters at the end of the fifteenth century. He explores the different forms and functions of Venetian paintings in three distinct periods. With over three hundred illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography, this volume successfully fills a gap in art historical scholarship. -- From publisher's description.

Private Lives in Renaissance VenicePrivate Lives in Renaissance Venice



Bringing together both high arts and low, the book examines all aspects of Renaissance material culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Patricia Fortini Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300102369

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Page: 312

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"As the sixteenth century opened, members of the patriciate were increasingly withdrawing from trade, desiring to be seen as "gentlemen in fact" as well as "gentlemen in name." The author considers why this was so and explores such wide-ranging themes as attitudes toward wealth and display, the articulation of family identity, the interplay between the public and the private, and the emergence of characteristically Venetian decorative practices and styles of art and architecture. Brown focuses new light on the visual culture of Venetian women - how they lived within, furnished, and decorated their homes; what spaces were allotted to them; what their roles and domestic tasks were; how they dressed; how they raised their children; and how they entertained. Bringing together both high arts and low, the book examines all aspects of Renaissance material culture."--BOOK JACKET.

VeniceVenice



This work presents important sources - many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English - for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Author: Renaissance Society of America

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802084249

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Page: 484

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This work presents important sources - many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English - for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Civic Ritual in Renaissance VeniceCivic Ritual in Renaissance Venice



Edward Muir traces the origins and development of this reputation, paying particular attention to the sixteenth century, when civic ritual in Venice reached its peak.

Author: Edward Muir

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691201351

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Venice's reputation for political stability and a strong, balanced republican government holds a prominent place in European political theory. Edward Muir traces the origins and development of this reputation, paying particular attention to the sixteenth century, when civic ritual in Venice reached its peak. He shows how the ritualization of society and politics was an important reason for Venice's stability. Influenced in part by cultural anthropology, he establishes and applies to Venice a new methodology for the historical study of civic ritual.

Manutius the Arts and the BookManutius the Arts and the Book



The greatest publisher of all time, inventor of the pocket edition, modern punctuation, italics and page numbering. A fascinating figure to rediscover.

Author: Giulio Manieri Elia

Publisher: Marsilio

ISBN: 8831723804

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Page: 373

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"The exhibition catalogue is the result of a new way of interpreting the figure of Manutius, considerably broadening his range of action within the Venetian art world and more. First of all, Aldus’ ‘book’ is looked at with a particular focus on its aesthetics, along with its history, and a reflection on its visual qualities. At the same time, the Aldine experience is read through the long period in Venice, between the 1490s and his death in 1515, during which there was a revolutionary change that, leaving behind the manuscripts and illuminated incunabula, led to the birth of the book. The gaze then also expands to connect two fields that are adjacent but until then had been separated by specialisations, the art of engraving and that of the book. So a plunge into the Hypnerotocmachia, the ‘most beautiful illustrated book of the Renaissance’ is inevitable, with its images (along with the textual descriptions) that were a constant presence in Venetian figurative culture for the rest of the century and beyond. Alongside, the catalogue then traces a series of links between Aldus’ enterprise and the other artistic spheres: architecture, which in Venice was being revolutionised by one of his associates, Giovanni Giocondo, but also aspects of painting, such as the individual portrait or mythological painting for the home, and especially sculpture, emphasising the not only ideal connection between the restitution of Greek and Latin texts and the restoration of ancient statuary. All this shows how in the background the link between Aldus and Venetian humanism was a strong one. The result is a complete and systematic picture that has never existed before, that reinterprets Manutius’ role during two decades that were crucial for Venetian art."--Publisher's website (viewed 09/16/2016).

Art of Renaissance Venice 1400 1600Art of Renaissance Venice 1400 1600



This book takes us through streets, into chapels, over bridges, up grand stairways, into vast halls, and through small, domestic spaces.

Author: Loren Partridge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520281790

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Page: 372

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"A comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of Venetian Renaissance architecture, sculpture, and painting created between 1400 and 1600 addressed to students, travellers, and the general public. The works of art are analysed within Venice's cultural circumstances--political, economic, intellectual, and religious--and in terms of function, style, iconography, patronage, classical sources, gender, art theories, and artist's innovations, rivalries, and social status. The text has been divided into two parts--the fifteenth century and the sixteenth century--each part preceded by an introduction that recounts the history of Venice to 1500 and to 1600 respectively, including the city's founding, ideology, territorial expansion, social classes, governmental structure, economy, and religion. The twenty-six chapters have been organized to lead readers systematically through the major artistic developments within the three principal categories of art--governmental, ecclesiastic, and domestic--and have been arranged sequentially as follows: civic architecture and urbanism, churches, church decoration (ducal tombs and altarpieces), refectories and refectory decoration (section two only), confraternities (architecture and decoration), palaces, palace decoration (devotional works, portraits, secular painting, and halls of state), villas, and villa decoration. The conclusion offers an overview of the major types of Venetian art and architectural patronage and their funding sources"--Provided by publisher.

Veronese Magnificence in Renaissance VeniceVeronese Magnificence in Renaissance Venice



This splendid book makes a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of 16th-century Venetian painting"--Book jacket.

Author: Xavier F. Salomon

Publisher: National Gallery Publications Limited

ISBN: 1857095537

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Page: 272

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Catalog of the exhibition "Veronese: magnificence in Renaissance Venice" held March 19-June 15, 2014 at the National Gallery, London.

Renaissance VeniceRenaissance Venice



Renaissance Venice lived by its ships. They brought riches, power, and security to a city more cosmopolitan than any other in Europe. Here, in this short-form book by noted historian Sir J. H. Plumb, is the story of Venice’s early years.

Author: J.H. Plumb

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612308203

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Page: 25

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Renaissance Venice lived by its ships. They brought riches, power, and security to a city more cosmopolitan than any other in Europe. Here, in this short-form book by noted historian Sir J. H. Plumb, is the story of Venice’s early years.

Copyright in the RenaissanceCopyright in the Renaissance



This richly documented study of copyright in sixteenth-century Venice and Rome provides valuable new information about the "privilegio" and the printers, engravers, painters, mapmakers, and others who used it to protect their commercial ...

Author: Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137486

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Page: 412

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This richly documented study of copyright in sixteenth-century Venice and Rome provides valuable new information about the "privilegio" and the printers, engravers, painters, mapmakers, and others who used it to protect their commercial interests in various types of printed images.

Music Printing in Renaissance VeniceMusic Printing in Renaissance Venice



This text examines the mercantile activities of the Scotto Press through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of mid-16th century Venetian music printing industry, and a catalogue, which details the firm's music ...

Author: Jane A. Bernstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195102312

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Page: 1175

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This text examines the mercantile activities of the Scotto Press through both a historical study, which illuminates the wide world of mid-16th century Venetian music printing industry, and a catalogue, which details the firm's music editions.

Renaissance Art in VeniceRenaissance Art in Venice



By adopting a chronological approach, with each chapter covering a successive twenty-five year period, and focusing attention on the artists, Tom Nichols presents a vivid, richly illustrated and easily navigable study of Venetian ...

Author: Tom Nichols

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ISBN: 178627115X

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Page: 223

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Art and architecture have always been central to Venice but in the Renaissance period, between c.1440 and 1600, they reached a kind of apotheosis when many of the city's new buildings, sculpture and paintings took on distinctive and original qualities. The spread of Renaissance values provided leading artists such as Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Palladio, Titian and Tintoretto with a licence for artistic invention. By adopting a chronological approach, with each chapter covering a successive twenty-five year period, and focusing attention on the artists, Tom Nichols presents a vivid, richly illustrated and easily navigable study of Venetian Renaissance art.

Glassmaking in Renaissance VeniceGlassmaking in Renaissance Venice



In this volume, Patrick McCray examines the demand, production and distribution of glass and glassmaking technology during this period and evaluates several key topics, including the nature of Renaissance demand for certain luxury goods, ...

Author: W. Patrick McCray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351933612

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Page: 272

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The transformation of the Venetian glass industry during the Renaissance was not only a technical phenomenon, but also a social one. In this volume, Patrick McCray examines the demand, production and distribution of glass and glassmaking technology during this period and evaluates several key topics, including the nature of Renaissance demand for certain luxury goods, the interaction between industry and government in the Renaissance, and technological change as a social process. McCray places in its broader economic and cultural context a craft and industry that has been traditionally viewed primarily through the surviving artefacts held in museum collections. McCray explores the social and economic context of glassmaking in Venice, from the guild and state level down to the workings of the individual glass house. He tracks the dissemination of Venetian-style glassmaking throughout Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and its effects on Venice’s glass industry. Integrating evidence from a wide variety of sources - written documents such as shop records and recipe books, pictorial representations of glass and glassmaking, and the careful physical and chemical analysis of glass pieces that have survived to the present - he examines the relation between consumer demand and technological change. In the process, he traces the organizational changes that signified a transition from an older and more traditional manner of ’artisan’ manufacture to a modern, ’factory-style’ manner of production.