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Published: 28 July 1988

192 Pages | illus.

ISBN: 9780192821447

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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy

A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style

Second Edition

Michael Baxandall

Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret social history from the style of pictures in a given historical period, this new edition of Baxandall's pre-eminent scholarly work focuses on how the style of painting in any society reflects the visual skills and habits that evolve out of daily life. Baxandall offers discussions of a wide variety of painters, including Filippo Lippi, Fra Angelico, Stefano di Giovanni, Sandro Botticelli, Masaccio, Luca Signorelli, Boccaccio, and countless others.


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