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Painting & Experience C15 Italy 2nd


Author Michael Baxandall Published by Oxford University Press ISBN 9780192821447 EAN 9780192821447 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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This book is both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting, and a primer in how to read social history out of the style of pictures. It examines the commercial practice of the early Renaissance picture, trade in contracts, letters, and accounts; and it explains how the visual skills and habits evolved in the daily life of any society enter into its painters’ style. Renaissance painting is related for instance to experience of such activities aspreaching, dancing, and gauging barrels. This second edition contains an appendix, the original Latin and Italian texts referred to throughout the book, giving the student access to all the relevant, authentic sources.