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A Documentary History of Art : Volume I, The Middle Ages and Renaissance
A Documentary History of Art Volume I The Middle Ages and Renaissance Author:Elizabeth Gilmore Holt (Editor) In this unique collection of notebooks, letters, treatises, and contracts dealing with the art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the reader is not only given an extraordinary insight into the personalities and conditions of the times but also provided with basic and illuminating documents revealing the stylistic and philosophical concerns whic... more »h evolved during these intensively creative eras. Many of these works have never before been available in English or assembled together in one volume.
From Raoul Glaber's famous treatise of 1003 on the synthesis of old and new art forms and Durand's essay on Christian symbolism in art, to the writings of Leonardo and Durer on anatomy, perspective, and the re-creation of reality, the medieval conception of life, inspired, oriented, and dominated by the Church, evolves gradually into the great reawakening in which mankind itself assumes primary importance for art.
Volume I of "A Documentary History of Art" is an expansion and revision of the first and second sections of "The Literary Sources of Art History," edited by Elizabeth Gilmore Holt and published by Princeton University Press. Also available in the Anchor series is Volume II, "Michelangelo and the Mannerists: The Baroque & the Eighteenth Century."« less