Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy
A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style (Oxford Paperbacks)

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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 as preaching, 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.

AuthorMichael Baxandall
Height531 mm
Length800 mm
Width45 mm
Weight60 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages192
Package Quantity1
Part Number9780192821447
Product GroupBook
Publication Date1988-05-19
PublisherOUP Oxford
StudioOUP Oxford
Sales Rank40883

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