The Resource The architecture in Giotto's paintings, Francesco Benelli

The architecture in Giotto's paintings, Francesco Benelli

Label
The architecture in Giotto's paintings
Title
The architecture in Giotto's paintings
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Benelli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.5
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ND623.G6
  • ND623.G6
LC item number
  • B45 2012
  • B45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The architecture in Giotto's paintings, Francesco Benelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The cycle of the Legend of San Francis in the upper church of Assisi; 2. The Enrico Scrovegni chapel in Padua; 3. The Peruzzi and Bardi chapels in the church of Santa Croce in Florence; 4. The lower church of Assisi; 5. Giotto's influence in the lower church of Assisi and the church of Santa Croce in Florence; 6. Excursus; Conclusion
Control code
738338532
Extent
xv, 276 pages
Isbn
9781107016323
Lccn
2011031551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky239879127
  • (OCoLC)738338532

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