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Visual Culture in Early Modernity


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A forum for the critical inquiry of the visual arts in the early modern world, Visual Culture in Early Modernity promotes new models of inquiry and new narratives of early modern art and its history. We welcome proposals for both monographs and essay collections that consider the cultural production and reception of images and objects. The range of topics covered in this series includes, but is not limited to, painting, sculpture and architecture as well as material objects, such as domestic furnishings, religious and/or ritual accessories, costume, scientific/medical apparata, erotica, ephemera and printed matter. We seek innovative investigations of western and non-western visual culture produced between 1400 and 1800.

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Art, Patronage, and Nepotism in Early Modern Rome

Art, Patronage, and Nepotism in Early Modern Rome

1st Edition

By Karen J. Lloyd
August 19, 2022

Drawing on rich archival research and focusing on works by leading artists including Guido Reni and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Karen J. Lloyd demonstrates that cardinal nephews in seventeenth-century Rome – those nephews who were raised to the cardinalate as princes of the Church – used the arts to ...

The Cults of Raphael and Michelangelo Artistic Sainthood and Memorials as a Second Life

The Cults of Raphael and Michelangelo: Artistic Sainthood and Memorials as a Second Life

1st Edition

By Tamara Smithers
July 29, 2022

This study explores the phenomenon of the cults of Raphael and Michelangelo in relation to their death, burial, and posthumous fame—or second life—from their own times through the nineteenth century. These two artists inspired fervent followings like no other artists before them. The affective ...

A Patron Family Between Renaissance Florence, Rome, and Naples The Del Riccio in the Shadow of Michelangelo

A Patron Family Between Renaissance Florence, Rome, and Naples: The Del Riccio in the Shadow of Michelangelo

1st Edition

By Vincenzo Sorrentino
April 13, 2022

This book tells the story of the Del Riccio family in Florence in the early modern period, investigating the cultural mediations fostered by the family between Florence, Rome, and Naples, as well as shedding light on the intellectual and social exchanges between different regions of Italy and on ...

The Influence of Italian Culture on the Sevillian Golden Age of Painting

The Influence of Italian Culture on the Sevillian Golden Age of Painting

1st Edition

By Rafael Japón
March 21, 2022

This book explores the cultural exchange between Italy and Spain in the seventeenth century, examining Spanish collectors’ predilection for Italian painting and its influence on Spanish painters. Focused on collecting and using a novel methodology, this volume studies how the painters of the ...

Hybridity in Early Modern Art

Hybridity in Early Modern Art

1st Edition

Edited By Ashley Elston, Madeline Rislow
September 16, 2021

This collection of essays explores hybridity in early modern art through two primary lenses: hybrid media and hybrid time. The varied approaches in the volume to theories of hybridity reflect the increased presence in art historical scholarship of interdisciplinary frameworks that extend art ...

Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

1st Edition

By Charles H. Carman
August 02, 2021

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti’s text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus - particularly his Vision of God (1450) - this study reveals a shared epistemology of vision. And, the author argues, it is one that reflects a more deeply Christian ...

Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform

Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform

1st Edition

By Douglas N. Dow
March 31, 2021

Focusing on artists and architectural complexes which until now have eluded scholarly attention in English-language publications, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform examines through their art programs three different confraternal organizations in Florence at a...

Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c. 1350–1490

Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c. 1350–1490

1st Edition

By Diana Hiller
March 31, 2021

Despite the large number of monumental Last Supper frescoes which adorn refectories in Quattrocento Florence, until now no monograph has appeared in English on the Florentine Last Supper frescoes, nor has any study examined the perceptions of the original viewers. This study examines the rarely ...

Making and Moving Sculpture in Early Modern Italy

Making and Moving Sculpture in Early Modern Italy

1st Edition

Edited By Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio
March 31, 2021

In recent years, art historians have begun to delve into the patronage, production and reception of sculptures-sculptors' workshop practices; practical, aesthetic, and esoteric considerations of material and materiality; and the meanings associated with materials and the makers of sculptures. This ...

Vincenzo Scamozzi and the Chorography of Early Modern Architecture

Vincenzo Scamozzi and the Chorography of Early Modern Architecture

1st Edition

By Ann Marie Borys
March 31, 2021

The first English-language overview of the contributions to Renaissance architectural culture of northern Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616), this book introduces Anglophone architects and historians to a little-known figure from a period that is recognized as one of the most ...

The Procaccini and the Business of Painting in Early Modern Milan

The Procaccini and the Business of Painting in Early Modern Milan

1st Edition

By Angelo Lo Conte
December 31, 2020

The book investigates the lives and careers of the Procaccini brothers: Camillo (1561–1629), Carlo Antonio (1571–1631) and Giulio Cesare (1574–1625), the most important family of painters working in northern Italy at the start of the seventeenth century. The Procaccinis' work is here analysed by ...

Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

1st Edition

By Stefanie Solum
September 30, 2020

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century ...

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