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Painted glories : the Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence, Nicholas A. Eckstein

Label
Painted glories : the Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence
Title
Painted glories
Title remainder
the Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Eckstein
Title variation
Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1440, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Florence unexpectedly defeated Milanese forces near the town of Anghiari in eastern Tuscany. Nicholas A. Eckstein reveals the impact of this celebrated victory on Florentine public life and how it could have triggered the custodians of the Brancacci Chapel, the Carmelite friars, to seek the completion of frescoes by Masolino (1383-1447) and Masaccio (1401-1428). Today, tens of thousands of people visit the Brancacci Chapel annually to gaze at the brilliant frescoes of Saint Peter's life. Universally recognized as a canonical masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance, these glowing murals span the interior in long panels. The first serious examination to position the frescoes at the heart of Tuscan society and culture, Painted Glories teems with fascinating characters and intrigue. In swiftly paced prose, Eckstein explores the chapel's history, medieval culture, and art patronage, progressively peeling back the story's layers amid the tumultuous politics of the 15th-century Florentine state"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eckstein, Nicholas A
Dewey number
759.5/511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND2757.F5
LC item number
E29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Masaccio
  • Cappella Brancacci (Santa Maria del Carmine (Church : Florence, Italy))
  • Carmelites
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Mural painting and decoration, Renaissance
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Art and society
Label
Painted glories : the Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence, Nicholas A. Eckstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223113455068
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Felice's Church. The Carmelites ; Inside the Carmine ; The Brancacci -- Masolino, Masaccio and the Carmine's Community of Artists -- The Frescoes : a Lay Reading -- The Devout Ladies of the Madonna del Popolo : the Brancacci Chapel and Lay Female Piety at Santa Maria del Carmine -- The Blessed Andrea, Saint Peter and the Miracle of Anghiari : a New Context for the Brancacci Chapel Frescoes
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 282 pages
Isbn
9780300187663
Lccn
2014013086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
877369749
Label
Painted glories : the Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence, Nicholas A. Eckstein
Publication
Bar code
31223113455068
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Felice's Church. The Carmelites ; Inside the Carmine ; The Brancacci -- Masolino, Masaccio and the Carmine's Community of Artists -- The Frescoes : a Lay Reading -- The Devout Ladies of the Madonna del Popolo : the Brancacci Chapel and Lay Female Piety at Santa Maria del Carmine -- The Blessed Andrea, Saint Peter and the Miracle of Anghiari : a New Context for the Brancacci Chapel Frescoes
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 282 pages
Isbn
9780300187663
Lccn
2014013086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
877369749

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