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Author Benelli, Francesco

Title The architecture in Giotto's paintings / Francesco Benelli

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
 RWU Main Library  ND623.G6 B45 2012    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  ND623.G6 B45 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-266) and index
Contents Introduction -- The Assisi cycle of The legend -- The architecture in the Chapel of Enrico Scrovegni in Padua -- The Peruzzi and Bardi chapels in Santa Croce in Florence -- The lower church of Assisi -- Giotto's legacy in the lower church of San Francisco in Assisi -- Excursus: Giotto's legacy at Santa Croce in Florence -- Conclusion
Note "This book offers an analysis of Giotto's painted architecture, focusing on issues of structural logic, clarity of composition, and its role within the narrative of the painting. Giotto was the first artist since antiquity to feature highly detailed architecture in a primary role in his paintings. Francesco Benelli demonstrates how architecture was used to create pictorial space, one of Giotto's key inventions. He argues that Giotto's innovation was driven by a new attention to classical sources, including low reliefs, mosaics, mural paintings, coins and Roman ruins. The book shows how Giotto's images of fictive buildings, as well as portraits of well-known monuments, both ancient and contemporary, play an important role in the overall narrative, iconography and meaning of his works. The conventions established by Giotto remained at the heart of early modern Italian painting until the sixteenth century"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Giotto, 1266?-1337 -- Criticism and interpretation
Architecture in art
Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Themes, motives
Mural painting and decoration, Gothic -- Italy -- Themes, motives
Add Author Giotto, 1266?-1337
ISBN 9781107016323