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Florentine Painting and Its Social Background

The Bourgeois Republic before Cosimo de’ Medici’s Advent to Power, XIV and Early XV Centuries

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674729377

Publication Date: 12/23/1986

388 pages

210 halftones

Belknap Press

Paperbacks in Art History


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An eminent art historian gives us here a full account of the history of Florentine art in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries as well as a stimulating exploration of questions about the social content of art. Frederick Antal sketches a portrait of Florence in this richly productive period—the economic and social conditions as well as religious tenets and intellectual controversies. He traces the course of painting and sculpture from Giotto to Brunelleschi and Masaccio, and shows how major stylistic developments are related to changing economic and social structures. His analysis is fully illustrated by 210 halftones.

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