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Leino, Marika - Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes - 9783039110681 - V9783039110681
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Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes

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Description for Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes Paperback. Italian Renaissance 'plaquettes' are often stored and displayed as a homogeneous category or genre in museum collections. This title examines Italian Renaissance reliefs in terms of their use, alongside broader issues regarding status of such objects within visual, scholarly and artistic culture from the fifteenth century to the early sixteenth. Num Pages: 367 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: ACND; AFKC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 153 x 225 x 26. Weight in Grams: 612.
Italian Renaissance `plaquettes' are often stored and displayed as a homogeneous category or genre in museum collections due to their apparently uniform small relief format. This has resulted in a scholarly literature that has concentrated largely on connoisseurship and taken the form of catalogues, thereby both responding to and propagating the myth of this classification. However, what is often forgotten, or buried deep in scattered catalogue entries, is that during the Renaissance this small relief format was regularly mass-produced and employed extensively in a variety of different contexts. Far from being a homogeneous category, plaquettes were originally viewed as many ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Condition
New
Number of Pages
367
Place of Publication
Pieterlen, Switzerland
ISBN
9783039110681
SKU
V9783039110681
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About Leino, Marika
Marika Leino is Lecturer in the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focuses on Renaissance sculpture, the history of collections and the construction of status. She holds a PhD from the Warburg Institute and was formerly a Henry Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at Christie's Education, London.

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