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Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713: New Approaches

Cordelia Warr (Editor), Janis Elliott (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-2439-6
192 pages
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Often overshadowed by the cities of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this volume argues for the importance of Naples as an artistic and cultural centre, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of artistic experience within the city.
  • Generously illustrated with some illustrations specifically commissioned for this book
  • Questions the traditional definitions of 'cultural centres' which have led to the neglect of Naples as a centre of artistic importance
  • A significant addition to the English-language scholarship on art in Naples
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

1. Introduction: Reassessing Naples 1266–1713 (Cordelia Warr and Janis Elliott).

2. The North Looks South: Giorgio Vasari and Early Modern Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Naples (Aislinn Loconte).

3. The Rise of the Court Artist: Cavallini and Giotto in Fourteenth-Century Naples (Cathleen A. Fleck).

4. The Local Eye: Formal and Social Distinctions in Late Quattrocento Neapolitan Tombs (Tanja Michalsky).

5. Building in Local all’antica Style: The Palace of Diomede Carafa in Naples (Bianca de Divitiis)

6. From Social Virtue to Revetted Interior: Giovanni Antonio Dosio and Marble Inlay in Rome, Florence, and Naples (John Nicholas Napoli).

7. ‘The Face is a Mirror of the Soul’: Frontispieces and the Production of Sanctity in Post-Tridentine Naples (Helen Hills).

8. Patronage, Standards and transfert culturel: Naples between Art History and Social Science Theory (Nicolas Bock).


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Author Information

Cordelia Warr is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on Italian art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She has published on patronage issues, particularly women as patrons, and aspects of the representation of dress. Her book Dressing for Heaven will be published by Manchester University Press in 2010. She is currently working on the representation of stigmata in medieval and renaissance Italy.

Janis Elliott is Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, USA. Her primary research interest is Naples in the fourteenth century, specifically the issues of royal and lay patronage, the relation of chapel decoration to liturgical space, and apocalyptic themes. She has published on the decoration of chapels in Florence, Padua and Naples. Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth Century Naples (2004).

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