Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The Architecture in Giotto's Paintings

The Architecture in Giotto's Paintings

$47.99 (C)

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107699434

$ 47.99 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • Giotto's revolutionary attention to unexpected Roman sources
    • Giotto's convention of depicting architecture, which lasted several centuries
    • The beginning of an independent history of painted architecture parallel to the real one
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Benelli argues well …' The Art Newspaper

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107699434
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 177 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 108 b/w illus. 10 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Francesco Benelli, Columbia University, New York
    Francesco Benelli is Associate Professor of Renaissance Architecture in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. He was the recipient of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Columbia University and a Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence. He has published widely on several aspects of Renaissance architecture, as well as on issues of building material and technique and the history of design and construction.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×