Florence Book Review by experts

This paper is a review of Richard Turner's book entitled," Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art."
# 7831 | 1,015 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Art (History) , History (European)

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This paper uses the book "Renaissance Florence," to review the revolution of art that occurred in 14th and 15th century Florence. Using examples from the book, the author details the history of Italy at this time, paying particular attention to Florence and its place in Italian society. It also details the changes that were undergoing in the city, and how Florence was becoming the center for art, particularly of the wealthy. The paper also details how religion was assuming an increasingly recognizable position in the world of art in the city and the role that this would play in shaping the future of Florence.

From the Paper:

"The increased emphasis on art as status for the wealthy is most demonstrably reflected in Florentine architecture of the period, in the newly elaborate homes designed by artists of this period. Turner not only discusses monumental, obvious works of art that were for purely public consumption, but also the interrupts of private homes. There is a connection between the increasingly ornate design in both spheres. The fact that private life became increasingly decorative as well as public life, Turner makes clear, is equally significant as the development of the great works of art we commonly view as typical of the Renaissance. Individuals could now seclude themselves in beautiful private homes, validating their power by keeping others out, and validate their public power as well by sponsoring large public monuments in their name, to use as a reflection of the greatness of their family."

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