Depth of Field: Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy

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Peter Lang, 2007 - Art - 419 pages
Revolutionized by the sophisticated and refined works of Donatello and his contemporaries, relief sculpture acquired an unprecedented status during the Italian Renaissance. This volume has its origins in Depth of Field: Relief in the Time of Donatello, a unique collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and the first exhibition to focus specifically on this phenomenon. The exhibition and accompanying lectures reassessed relief sculpture as one of the most innovative and experimental visual genres of fifteenth-century Italy.
In this volume, leading scholars in the field respond to the challenges of the Leeds exhibition. The papers, selected from the conference and talks that accompanied Depth of Field, present new research on Donatello, Ghiberti, Agostino di Duccio and other sculptors. They also address the use of fictive relief by painters like Carlo Crivelli and Titian. Renaissance relief sculpture emerges as a uniquely adaptable medium, suited to invention and reproduction, but also loaded with cultural significance and ancient resonance.
 

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Contents

Forewords
7
Editors Acknowledgements
13
Donal Cooper and MarIka LeIno
21
ECKART MARCHAND
27
DavId G WIlkins
71
Amanda LIllIe
97
Amy R Bloch
125
Peta Motture
149
Francois QuIvIger
169
Alison Wright
209
Marika Leino
251
Beverly LouIse Brown
275
Sarah Blake McHam
305
Notes on Contributors
351
Photograph credits
399
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About the author (2007)

The Editors: Donal Cooper is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Warwick, and has published widely on art and devotion in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Before joining Warwick he taught in the Research Department at the V&A and continues to contribute to the Museum's Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Project as a Visiting Fellow.
Marika Leino is a Henry Moore Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford, and is currently working on the publication of her doctoral thesis 'Italian Renaissance Plaquettes in Context' (2003). Her research interests include the reception, collecting and status of Italian Renaissance and early modern sculpture and the history of collections.

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