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That vague precision constitutes my only current criticism view spoiler [and one I mean only very mildly hide spoiler ]. To be able to calculate, to gauge with the eye, was a fundamental skill in a mercantile society, and this can be measured in the paintings.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento

Needed to read this for a History of Art Essay. Oct 06, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 13, AC rated it it was amazing Shelves: To my mind the question of how did the fifteenth century man experience the fifteenth century picture is an absolutely valid and powerfully useful one, but then much of my own experience of art is that of the gallery wanderer.

Influential study of the way in which merchant patronage influenced the composition of Renaissance art. Aleya rated it it was ok Jul 16, cel Nov 19, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is framed around a quotation describing several Italian artists during the Renaissance; in the beginning he presents the problem of correc This is honestly one of the best books I have read on the subject of Renaissance Art, and should be considered a primer by anyone who is delving into the topic.

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Jun 05, Cody rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The way early Renaissance painting evolved mirrors the development of qutatrocento social institutions. Well-written, clear, with good examples Language is the other medium that could reveal the thinking process when looking at paintings, even if words also have to be interpreted. Apr 11, Drew rated it really liked it.

I especially loved the categorization of Annunciation paintings, which initiated a sort of personal obsession with the Annunciation theme in visual art.

For example the palm of a hand slightly raised with the fingers spread out in a timid fan is found very often as a bell of invitation.

Pitthra 22, Jez rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Leonardo also wrote recommendations for painters advising them to study the gestures or body language of orators and dumb men. Landino was one of the perfect Humanists: Her review was illustrated, a key condition for discussing a baxndall about art, while mine is not. Jun 09, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Feb 14, Kiely Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Finally, at the conclusion of his analysis of the Italian fifteenth century society through analysis of paintings as important as written records: I just read one chapter, which I had to for my History of Art classes.

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The Eye is called the first of all the gates Through which Intellect may learn and taste. Despite esperlenze fact that this is an utterly brilliant and original — and, indeed, an important — book, I can understand why some have given it 4, or even a mere 3-stars The images of the symmetry-obsessed Piero, can easily become a game of identification of the geometric forms used.


This easy-to-use rule is an example of the continuity between the practices of commercial culture and the looking at paintings. This implied that paintings could not become too particular and conflict with the inner minds of the beholders. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quqttrocento found the book a very useful reference in writing and teaching, for what he subtitles, “A primer in the social history of pictorial style. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Venice and Flanders exist in the consciousness of some of those who then discussed their contemporary art as places were things were done differently, one could find there works with qualities other than one might find in Florence. For anyone interested in understanding the Italian Renaissance, this book is an essential. Before I started to type I had such a clear idea of what I would say.