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2. The art of the altarpiece

2. The art of the altarpiece  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0002
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9780192803542
A shift occurred over the course of the 15th century in the design (but not function) of altarpieces. The structure of altarpieces changed as did the way that these were evaluated by ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Andrew Ballantyne

in Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775420
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.003.0001
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9780192801791
The ‘Introduction’ explains how architecture goes about doing what it does. Buildings keep us warm and dry, and are closely involved in the practicalities of living, but ‘architecture’ ... More
2. Writing art history

2. Writing art history  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191869631
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10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0002
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9780198831808
‘Writing art history’ looks at how histories of art have been written in Europe and North America and the effect that this has had on the object itself and on the subjects of art history. ... More
IntroductionAn Old Master

Introduction: An Old Master  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0001
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9780192801630
Visiting an art gallery is the best way to get a glimpse into the Renaissance. For many people, Holbein's The Ambassadors from 1533 is an abiding image of the European Renaissance. The ... More
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Ballantyne

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775420
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.001.0001
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9780192801791
Architecture: A Very Short Introduction provides a highly original and sophisticated look at architecture and helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings ... More
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Jerry Brotton

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.001.0001
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9780192801630
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction sees the period of the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement cultural experimentation and interaction on a ... More
3. Church and state

3. Church and state  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0004
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9780192801630
Between 1400 and 1600 religious belief was integral to everyday life. It was impossible to separate religion from political authority, international finance, art, and learning. This ... More
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine A Johnson

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.001.0001
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Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction provides a broad cultural-historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art, introducing both ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0004
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9780192803542
Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More
5. Portraiture and the rise of ‘Renaissance man’

5. Portraiture and the rise of ‘Renaissance man’  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0005
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Can the Renaissance be described as embodying the moment when the modern notion of ‘individuality’ and the concept of the self as an autonomous entity first became manifest? The Renaissance ... More
4. Italy

4. Italy  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0004
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9780199689873
‘Italy’ discusses the essential features of the 16th-century Italian Renaissance garden—terraces, symmetry, statues, water, and a balance between constructed and natural materials—that were ... More
2. The adviser to princes

2. The adviser to princes  

Quentin Skinner

in Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0002
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9780198837572
‘The adviser to princes’ considers The Prince, completed in 1513, but not published until 1532. Machiavelli wrote it partly to recommend himself to the new Medici rulers of Florence. The ... More

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