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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence. Elizabeth Currie. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2016. 218 pp. 39 ills. 25 x 17 cm. LC 2016-3923 ISBN 9781474249768 In English.
Publisher's description: Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or effeminate? How could a man dress for court without bankrupting himself? This book traces the whole story of clothing, from the tailor's workshop to spectacular court festivities, to show how the male nobility in one of Italy's main textile production centers used their appearances to project social, sexual, and professional identities. Sixteenth-century male fashion is often associated with swagger and ostentation but this book shows that Florentine clothing reflected manhood at a much deeper level, communicating a very Italian spectrum of male virtues and vices, from honor, courage, and restraint to luxury and excess. Situating dress at the heart of identity formation, Currie traces these codes through an array of sources, including unpublished archival records, surviving garments, portraiture, poetry, and personal correspondence between the Medici and their courtiers.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Costume/Fashion, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171607
Hardcover $114.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.
Gothic Sculpture in America Iii: The Museums of New York and Pennsylvania. Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward. International Center of Medieval Art, New York, 2016. Publications of the International Center of Medieval Art, 6. 668 pp. 583 ills. 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780991043002 In English.
Please note that Volume 1 in this series on Gothic sculpture in American public collections (ISBN 9780824084622), which was published in 1989, is out of print and no longer available; for Volume 2, see Worldwide 82756.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1400-1600 — Sculpture — Gothic
Plans: 69,68,75
Worldwide Number: 082582
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Illustrious Illuminations: Christian Manuscripts from the High Gothic Renaissance, 1250-1540. Florian Knothe and Robert McCarthy. University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Columbia University Press, New York. 104 pp. 95 col. ills. 31 x 22 cm. ISBN 9789881902344 Bilingual in English and Chinese.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400, 1400-1600 — Manuscripts and Book Design — Gothic
Plans: 71,75
Worldwide Number: 082588
Paperbound Out of Stock Indefinitely. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.
The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art. Ed. by Andaleeb Badiee Banta. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. An Ashgate Book. Visual Culture in Early Modernity. 232 pp. 66 ills. (16 col.). 26 x 19 cm. LC 2015-38063 ISBN 9781472472779 In English.
Publisher's description: Venetian artistic giants of the sixteenth century, such as Giorgione, Vittore Carpaccio, Titian, Jacopo Sansovino, Jacopo Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, and their contemporaries, continued to shape artistic development, tastes in collecting, and modes of display long after their own practices ended. The robust reverberation of the Venetian Renaissance spread far beyond the borders of the lagoon to inform and influence artists, authors, and collectors who spent very little or even no time in Venice proper. The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art investigates the historical resonance of Venetian sixteenth-century art and explores its afterlife and its reinvention by artists working in its shadow. Despite being a frequently acknowledged truism, the pervasive legacy of Venetian sixteenth-century art has not received comprehensive treatment in recent publication history. The broad scope of the topics covered in these essays, from Titian's profound influence on the development of landscape painting to the effects of Carpaccio's historical paintings on early twentieth-century fashion, illustrates the persistence and adaptability of the Venetian Renaissance's legacy.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Painting
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172773
Hardcover $149.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.
The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy, 1450-1600. Jonathan J.G. Alexander. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016. 456 pp. 264 ills. (158 col.). 30 x 26 cm. LC 2015-27963 ISBN 9780300203981 In English.
Publisher's description: Hand-painted illumination enlivened the burgeoning culture of the book in the Italian Renaissance, spanning the momentous shift from manuscript production to print. This major survey, by a leading authority on medieval and renaissance book illumination, gives the first comprehensive account in English of an immensely creative and relatively little-studied art form. Jonathan J. G. Alexander describes key illuminated manuscripts and printed books from the period and explores the social and material worlds in which they were produced. Renaissance humanism encouraged wealthy members of the laity to join the clergy as readers and book collectors. Illuminators responded to patrons' developing interest in classical motifs, and celebrated artists such as Mantegna and Perugino occasionally worked as illuminators. Italian illuminated books found patronage across Europe, their dispersion hastened by the French invasion of Italy at the end of the 15th century. Richly illustrated, The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy is essential reading for all scholars and students of Renaissance art.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 170844
Hardcover $75.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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