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Maniera : Pontormo, Bronzino and Medici Florence (Hardcover) (Bastian Eclercy)
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Brimming with numerous illustrations andessays, this lavish book brings together the bestin Mannerist art from the city of Florence, wherethe movement was born. Emerging in the early 16th century on the heels of theRenaissance, the mannerist style arose out of the artworld's attempts to further the incredible achievements ofMichelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael. Mannerist art comprisesmany facets: it is elegant, cultivated, and sophisticated but alsoartificial, extravagant, and sometimes even bizarre. Some calledthe art of Maniera "the stylish style." Spanning the period fromthe return of the Medici in 1512 and the first tentative steps ofthe new generation of artists to the definition of the Manierain Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists in 1568, more than 120paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the world's leadingmuseums are gathered in this book. It features works by Andreadel Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino, and Giorgio Vasari with a specialfocus on the work of Pontormo and Bronzino, the central figuresof Florentine mannerism. The developments in art during thedecades in question are closely related to the history of thecity of Florence. Refined elegance and creative extravagancerender the painters of the Maniera a particular phenomenon inthe art of Italy. This beautifully produced and authoritative bookpresents the achievements and practitioners of one of the mostintriguing and influential periods in the history of European art.
Number of Pages: 303
Sub-Genre: History / Renaissance, History / Baroque + Rococo
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Bastian Eclercy
Street Date: May 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-1779
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