Art and Architecture in Italy, 1250 to 1400 by John White

By John White

The 14th century in Italian artwork is a truly wealthy one, and Professor White's ebook supplies structure equivalent weight with portray and sculpture. the tale of the Gothic sort and the prehistory of the Renaissance is given: all of the proof are comparable, but additionally the artistic endeavors are defined with perception and for his or her personal sakes, and never easily as information for becoming into schemes and theories. one of the nice names are these of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Pisani, Cavallini, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti; one of the constructions S. Croce, S. Maria Novella, the cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the cathedrals of Siena, Orvieto, and Milan, in addition to church buildings, castles, and civic structures from the Val d'Aosta to Sicily. The 3rd variation of this paintings comprises color illustrations and comprises textual revisions and an up to date bibliography.

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The massive screen detailing derive directly faijade, the from the Lom- bard Romanesque, but the repetition of the pointed arches and the general complexity of the articulation add their the formula of St Mark's axis overshadowed by is own distinctive by flavour. In plan (Figure 7) the extension the addition of a further a completely different system and by the incorporation of Figure a choir 7. Padua, dome Antonio, begun c. of one end of the main of support and and ambulatory and S. at a ring aisle arrangement, of radiating chapels.

1284. Despite the a plan reflecting S. i° Curiously enough, the even more extreme transition from an original Romanesque main body to a late-thirteenth- or early-fourteenth-century Gothic choir with five radiating chapels, seen in the Duomo at Barletta, 13 is to some extent more memorable PART one: architecture 1250-1300 more because as high strange. The four narrow bays of a Romanesque nave long are connected to the wide forms of the as it is new that seems ahnost by two more bays of a \'irtually unmodulated choir which open out diagonally.

Domenico of the kind of architectural adventurousness that achieved a foretaste maturity in the cathedral. ) high. feet (19 as the like the chapels. Beneath this roof the nave arcading must outworks or advance guard of the enclosing wall, creating border to the unimpeded volume of the nave. as If, any possibiUty of treating the built along the side-walls, would have disappeared and a series have been created. Such an unusual design is of unenclosed, is a likely, altars aisles as flanking vestigial chapels would particularly interesting thirty years before the seemingly original invention of the absidioles that give a three-dimensional, altar- enclosing flexion to the solid side-walls of the S.

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