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The Endless Periphery: Toward a Geopolitics of Art in Lorenzo Lotto's Italy
by Stephen J. Campbell
University of Chicago Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-226-48159-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-48145-6
Library of Congress Classification N6915.C2815 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 709.024

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
While the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance are usually associated with Italy’s historical seats of power, some of the era’s most characteristic works are to be found in places other than Florence, Rome, and Venice. They are the product of the diversity of regions and cultures that makes up the country. In Endless Periphery, Stephen J. Campbell examines a range of iconic works in order to unlock a rich series of local references in Renaissance art that include regional rulers, patron saints, and miracles, demonstrating, for example, that the works of Titian spoke to beholders differently in Naples, Brescia, or Milan than in his native Venice. More than a series of regional microhistories, Endless Periphery tracks the geographic mobility of Italian Renaissance art and artists, revealing a series of exchanges between artists and their patrons, as well as the power dynamics that fueled these exchanges. A counter history of one of the greatest epochs of art production, this richly illustrated book will bring new insight to our understanding of classic works of Italian art.

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