Florentine Renaissance by Vincent Cronin

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Published by Collins/Fontana in [England] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence,
  • Florence (Italy) -- Civilization

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-342) and index.

Book details

StatementVincent Cronin.
The Physical Object
Pagination353 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages353
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16534118M

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This is a seminal work on the subject of Renaissance Florence. It has been cited as a recommended book in Mainstream of Civilization (Chodorow), and has been cited in American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature.

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Artists used mathematical perspective in painting and scientific techniques to create new materials; hospitals used art to invigorate the soul; apothecaries prepared. Florence in the fifteenth century was the undisputed centre of the Italian Renaissance.

Its legacy is apparent today in every aspect of human endeavour. Out art and science, our learning and literature, our Christianity and out civic liberties, even our conception of what constitutes a gentleman, have all been shaped by Florentine thought and deed. Bruni's History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered the first modern work of history, and was widely imitated by humanist historians for two centuries after its official publication by the Florentine Signoria in This edition 5/5(1).

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Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance by Ross King is a story about the preservation and attainment of knowledge, seeking modern meaning through ancient philosophy, and the craft of book-making, all told through the story of Florence.

Florentine Renaissance (c): Medici Patrons, Humanism and Laws of Perspective in 15th-Century Florence. Florentine Renaissance A goldsmith, binder of art books and designer of embroidery, he was the first artist to feature the male nude in an engraving and in frescoes.

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Florence in Florentine Renaissance book fifteenth century was the undisputed cent /5. Florence in the fifteenth century was the undisputed centre of the Italian Renaissance. In this brilliant and absorbing book Vincent Cronin brings vividly to life the people and myriad achievements of this astonishingly fruitful epoch in human history.

About the Book. Renaissance Florentine Renaissance book has often been described as the birthplace of modern individualism, as reflected in the individual genius of its great artists, scholars, and statesmen. The historical research of recent decades has instead shown that Florentines during the Renaissance remained enmeshed in relationships of family.

This book examines the social history of Florence during the critical period of its growth and development in the early modern period, from the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Treating the city, its art, and its rituals as lived experiences that extended through space and time, the contributors to this volume consider well-known objects, monuments, sites, and events in the vivifying.

Leonardo Bruni (), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes () and chancellor of Florence (). He was famous in his day as a translator, orator, and historian, and was the best-selling author of the fifteenth century.

Bruni's History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered the first 5/5(1). An examination of the art of Renaissance Florence as an investigation into the oeuvre of the patron, instead of the artist, specifically Cosimo de Medici, the "Godfather of the Renaissance." Kent deliberately refrains from judging Cosimo from a modern perspective, instead focusing on how Cosimo's patronage both reflected and influenced art /5.

This is the first biography of one of the outstanding humanists of the fifteenth-century Renaissance. Benedetto Accolti's interests ranged from rhetoric, humanism and Italian poetry to Roman law, from historical thought and medieval antiquarianism to the crusades and church history, and his work as a scholar, author and historian is placed in a wide context stretching from antiquity to the.

Alberti's book prescribes artistic ideals which in effect record those of the early Florentine Renaissance as evolved by Donatello, Masaccio, Ghilberti and Brunelleschi, to whom the Italian version is dedicated.

As a whole, Alberti elevates painting from a craft to the ranks of intellectual knowledge. The Italian Renaissance (Italian: Rinascimento [rinaʃʃiˈmento]), a period in Italian history that covered the 15th (Quattrocento) and 16th (Cinquecento) centuries, developed a culture that spread across Europe and marked the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity.

(Proponents of a "long Renaissance" argue that it began in the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century [citation Date: 14th century – 17th century. Florence: Il Collegio di Medici, [This is a later edition of the compendium first published in (in the present calendar )].

Secondary sources: books. Henderson, John. The Renaissance Hospital: Healing the Body and Healing the Soul. New Haven: Yale University Press, Park, Katharine. Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance. Bruni (), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes () and chancellor of Florence ().

His History of the Florentine People is generally considered the first modern work of history. This edition makes it available for the first time in English translation. In this book he shows how Florentine politics were transformed from corporate to elitist.

He bases his work on a thorough examination of archival material, providing a full socio-political history that extends our knowledge of the Renaissance city-state and its development. Renaissance Florence: A Social History () excerpt and text search; Goldthwaite, Richard A.

The Economy of Renaissance Florence () Hibbert, Christopher, Florence: The Biography of a City, Penguin Books, ISBN ; Holmes, George. The Florentine Enlightenment, () Najemy. John M. “The Florentine: The man who taught rulers to rule,” by Claudia Roth Pierpont, SeptemThe New Yorker.

“Machiavelli’s Dangerous Book. Florentine Renaissance Sculpture book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. 1 day ago  The Renaissance really gets going in the early years of fifteenth century in Florence.

In this period, which we call the Early Renaissance, Florence is not a city in the unified country of Italy, as it is now. Instead, Italy was divided into many city-states (Florence, Milan, Venice etc.), each with their own form of government.

The description for this book, The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market, will be forthcoming/5(8). Leonardo Bruni (–), the leading civic humanist of the Italian Renaissance, served as apostolic secretary to four popes (–) and chancellor of Florence (–).

He was famous in his day as a translator, orator, and historian, and was the best-selling author of the fifteenth century. Bruni’s History of the Florentine People in twelve books is generally considered the.

Florentine people have artistically influenced and defined the wider world, this is beyond doubt. Painters, writers, sculptors, architects, all the great Florentine masters inspired following artists from all the world.

Here we take a look at some of the best Florentine artists from the Renaissance period and beyond, whose talent and art deserve recognition. Eisenstein’s book is, in many ways, a classic male book: a fat, complicated tome about the emergence of the printing press in the mid-to-late fifteenth century.

It’s vast and it really makes you work hard. There aren’t really that many readable books on the Renaissance for the general reader. Cronin presents Florentine civilization for the general reader as if ""it were a mural."" He sees and shows the 15th century as a watershed ""from which flow many of the beliefs and values we treasure most."" It is a popular exposition of a luminous age—the Florence of the Medici; of historians Bruni and Valla; philosophers Ficino and Pico; astronomer and ipso facto astrologer Toscanelli.

A beautifully illustrated account of life behind the walls of a Florentine Renaissance home Although we live in an era when vast sums of money are lavished on wedding festivities, we are not unique: in Renaissance Italy, middle- and upper-class families spent enormous amounts on marriages that were intended to establish or consolidate the status and lineage of one or both of the respective.

A book that will serve the connoisseur as well as the biographer, and the lover of things Florentine as well as the social historian.”—Kathleen M.

Comerford, History: Reviews of New Books "Readers will no doubt find that the volume offers a treasure of information about a central figure and central moment in the Italian Renaissance.

The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance. by Berenson, Bernhard. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Leonardo Bruni (or Leonardo Aretino; c. – March 9, ) was an Italian humanist, historian and statesman, often recognized as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance.

He has been called the first modern historian. He was the earliest person to write using the three-period view of history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Modern.

Girolamo Savonarola (UK: / ˌ s æ v ɒ n ə ˈ r oʊ l ə /, US: / ˌ s æ v ə n- s ə ˌ v ɒ n-/, Italian: [dʒiˈrɔːlamo savonaˈrɔːla]; 21 September – 23 May ) was an Italian Dominican friar from Ferrara and preacher active in Renaissance was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal.

Florentine painting or the Florentine School refers to artists in, from, or influenced by the naturalistic style developed in Florence in the 14th century, largely through the efforts of Giotto di Bondone, and in the 15th century the leading school of Western of the best known painters of the earlier Florentine School are Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, the Ghirlandaio.

One of the most richly illustrated printed books of the Florentine Renaissance was the Quatriregio, or Four Realms, a lengthy poem composed circa by the Dominican monk Federico Frezzi that had already gone through five unillustrated editions.

Of all the books to choose from about Florence, which are either based there, or are influenced by that fabulous Italian city, these are the top books you should read before your gh not all of them are based in the Renaissance city itself, you will still learn about cultural aspects, important historical facts, the importance of some of the art, and the small pleasures in life that.

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Florence is often named as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The early writers and artists of the period sprung from this city in the northern hills of Italy. As a center for the European wool trade, the political power of the city rested primarily in the hands of the wealthy merchants who dominated the industry.Niccolò Machiavelli, (born May 3,Florence, Italy—died JFlorence), Italian Renaissance political philosopher and statesman, secretary of the Florentine republic, whose most famous work, The Prince (Il Principe), brought him a reputation as an atheist and an immoral cynic.‎Character of Renaissance Architecture Charles Herbert Moore, American medieval architectural historian and first professor of art at Harvard () This ebook presents «Character of Renaissance Architecture», from Charles Herbert Moore.

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