DescriptionOften 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
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).