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The painted book in Renaissance Italy : 1450-1600 / Jonathan J.G. Alexander.

Author/creator Alexander, J. J. G. (Jonathan James Graham) author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Descriptionxi, 444 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 30 cm
Contents Tuscany: the fifteenth century -- Central and south Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-east Italy: the fifteenth century -- North-west Italy: the fifteenth century -- The sixteenth century -- The illumination by hand of early printed book in Italy -- Book illuminators and their patrons -- Texts and their illumination -- Book illumination and the other arts -- Italy and the rest of Europe: conclusion.
Abstract "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 370-413) and index.
LCCN 2015027963
ISBN9780300203981 (hardback)
ISBN0300203985 (hardback)

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