This volume covers over four centuries of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture. Revising author David G. Wilkins blends new scholarly discoveries with original author Hartt's emphasis on stylistic developments between the 12th and 16th centuries.
New views of frescoes and sculptures photographed in their original locations offer a dynamic insight into the way Renaissance men and women experienced their art. Since the release of the fourth edition, many more works have been restored, including Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's "Stanze" frescoes in the Vatican. Fresh views of renowned works are included with art commissioned or produced by women. Extended captions identify Renaissance patrons and provide details about historical context, emphasizing how art was created and why, while in-depth visual analysis clarifies the aesthetic developments that emerged in key artistic centers such as Florence, Rome, Venice, and Siena. New iconographic diagrams and computerized reconstructions add dimension to the meanings behind classical, secular, and sacred motifs.
Table of Contents
1. Italy and Italian Art.
I. The late middle ages.
2. Duecento Art in Tuscany and Rome.
3. Florentine Art of the Early Trecento.
4. Sienese Art of the Early Trecento.
5. Later Gothic Art in Tuscany and Northern Italy.
II. The quattrocento.
6. The Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture.
7. Gothic and Renaissance in Tuscan Sculpture.
8. Gothic and Renaissance in Florentine Painting.
9. The Heritage of Masaccio and the Second Renaissance Style.
10. The Second Renaissance Style in Architecture and Sculpture.
11. Absolute and Perfect Painting: The Second Renaissance Style.
12. Crisis and Crosscurrents.
13. Science, Poetry, and Prose.
14. The Renaissance in Central Italy.
15. Gothic and Renaissance in Venice and Northern Italy.
III. The cinquecento.
16. The High Renaissance in Florence.
17. The High Renaissance in Rome.
18. High Renaissance and Mannerism.
19. High and Late Renaissance in Venice and on the Mainland.
20. Michelangelo and the Maniera.