Italian Art
Apollo & Vulcan: The Art Markets in Italy, 1400-1700
Apollo & Vulcan
The Art Markets in Italy, 1400-1700
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611860067
Guido Guerzoni presents the results of fifteen years of research into one of the more hotly debated topics among historians of art and of economics: the history of art markets. Dedicating equal attention to current thought in the fields of economics, economic history, and art history, Guerzoni offers a broad and far-reaching analysis of the Italian scene, highlighting the existence of different forms of commercial interchange and diverse kinds of art markets. In doing so he ranges beyond painting and sculpture, to examine as well the economic drivers behind architecture, decorative and sumptuary arts, and performing or ephemeral events. Organized by thematic areas (the ethics and psychology of consumption, an analysis of the demand, labor markets, services, prices, laws) that cover a large chronological period (from the 15th through the 17th century), various geographical areas, and several institution typologies, this book offers an exhaustive and up-to-date study of an increasingly fascinating topic.
The Artist Grows Old: The Aging of Art and Artists in Italy, 1500-1800
The Artist Grows Old
The Aging of Art and Artists in Italy, 1500-1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300121237
Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench
Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting
The World in the Workbench
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300174500
The second largest city in 17th-century Europe, Naples constituted a vital Mediterranean center in which the Spanish Habsburgs, the clergy, and Neapolitan aristocracy, together with the resident merchants, and other members of the growing professional classes jostled for space and prestige. Their competing programs of building and patronage created a booming art market and spurred painters such as Jusepe de Ribera, Massimo Stanzione, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano as well as foreign artists such as Caravaggio, Domenichino, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Giovanni Lanfranco to extraordinary heights of achievement. This new reading of 17th-century Italian Baroque art explores the social, material, and economic history of painting, revealing how artists, agents, and the owners of artworks interacted to form a complex and mutually sustaining art world. Through such topics as artistic rivalry and anti-foreign labor agitation, art dealing and forgery, cultural diplomacy, and the rise of the independently arranged art exhibition, Christopher R. Marshall illuminates the rich interconnections between artistic practice and patronage, business considerations, and the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Baroque Italy.
The Brancacci Chapel Florence
The Brancacci Chapel Florence
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807613118
The Cinquecento in Florence: Modern Manner and Counter-Reformation
The Cinquecento in Florence
Modern Manner and Counter-Reformation
Hardcover      ISBN: 8874613601
Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy
Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy
Paperback      ISBN: 0300079818
During the fifteenth century drawing developed from a subsidiary role in the production of finished paintings to an art form in its own right. In this beautiful book, Francis Ames-Lewis examines the works of the major draughtsmen of the century
Italian Master Drawings: From the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835
Italian Master Drawings
From the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1525-1835
Hardcover      ISBN: 1907372210
Italian Renaissance Painting
Italian Renaissance Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0714828688
John Pope-Hennessy: Italian Paintings/the Robert Lehman Collection : Vol. 1
John Pope-Hennessy
Italian Paintings/the Robert Lehman Collection : Vol. 1
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870994794
King Kong: We Didn't Invent Anything
King Kong
We Didn't Invent Anything
Paperback      ISBN: 8888493131
King Kong is a collective project founded in 2005 at Milan by Federico Sarica and Ivano Atzori with the aim to create a new core for the most creative minds. "We Didn't Invent Anything" shows through illustrations, photos and texts all the protagonists (artists, graphics, ecc) met during the years. 96 pages to describe the King Kong philosophy: "Do It Yourself".