ART OF RENAISSANCE ROME Artists and Patrons


ART OF RENAISSANCE ROME Artists and Patrons

JOHN MARCIARI    Book Number: 89665    Product format: Hardback

Rome is rightly known as the Eternal City, for few other places preserve so many major monuments from so many different ages. The Forum, Pantheon and Colosseum proclaim the ancient past. The Vatican Basilica of St Peter and its enormous stone was completed by 1590 and its interior decoration and Bernini's piazza all date to the 17th century. The tourist epicentres of Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are likewise from the Baroque era. Later domes dominate the view from Janiculum Hill. Few prominent buildings date from the Renaissance, yet upon entering the Vatican Museums and visiting the room painted by Raphael and the Sistine Chapel, one encounters perhaps the supreme expression of Italian Renaissance art. In this compelling narrative, John Marciari tells the story of Rome's monuments, artists and patrons, and how the humanists sought to preserve and recreate the ancient city, giving it a new lease of life. The Popes dispensed patronage as much as any other contemporary ruler and many artists and architects trained elsewhere and brought new trends to the city. With a chronological structure covering the periods c1300-1600, Marciari explores the nature of Roman patronage from papacy to papacy, competition and rivalries, and the working practices that made Renaissance Rome so magnificent. Dripping with gorgeous illustrations on glossy white paper, over 127 colour plates, 224pp.
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ISBN 9781786270559
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