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2 THE ART OF FLORENCE BY GLENN M. ANDRES JOHN M. HUNISAK A. RICHARD TURNER Principal photography by TAKASHI OKAMURA A R T A B R A S A Division of Abbeville Publishing Group NEW YORK LONDON PARIS

3 CONTENTS EDITOR S NOTE 13 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 14 INTRODUCTION 15 Volume I 1. PRELUDE TO GREATNESS (59 B.C. A.D. 1200) CIVIC PRIDE AND PROSPERITY ( ) 47 ARCHITECTURE Dugento Politics and Society 47 The Early Dugento and the Primo Popolo: Santa Maria Novella, the Bargello 51 The Era of the Secondo Popolo and the Work of Arnolfo di Cambio 60 The Early Trecento and the Rule of the Blacks: The Campanile, the Loggia of Orsanmichele, the Palazzo Davanzati 94 SCULPTURE Florentine Sculpture and Arnolfo di Cambio 105 Tino di Camaino 133 Andrea Pisano s Baptistery Doors 137 Andrea Pisano s Sculpture for the Campanile 173 PAINTING Dante and Florentine Pictorial Art 178 The Dugento 185

4 The Turn of the Century: Giotto 217 The Mid-Trecento: Giotto s Followers AN AGE OF CRISIS ( ) 237 ARCHITECTURE The Black Death, the Mid-Trecento Economic Collapse, and the Revival of Religious and Public Architecture 237 SCULPTURE The Decline of Trecento Sculpture 270 PAINTING Painting and the Trecento Crisis: A Return to Institutional Piety? IMAGES OF A FREE REPUBLIC (THEEARLY FIFTEENTH CENTURY) 321 ARCHITECTURE The Rise of Civic Humanism 321 The Art of the Engineer: Brunelleschi and the Duomo 324 Brunelleschi and the Architecture of Humanism 328 SCULPTURE The Birth of Renaissance Sculpture: Ghiberti and the Competition for the Baptistery Doors 364 Early Quattrocento Sculpture for the Duomo 367 The Niche Sculpture for Orsanmichele and the Campanile 390 Relief Sculpture in the Early Quattrocento 401 Donatello and Public Imagery 437

5 PAINTING Two Visions of Painting: Gentile and Masaccio 445 Masaccio, Masolino, and the Brancacci Chapel Frescoes THE ERA OF COSIMO DE MEDICI ( ) 493 ARCHITECTURE The Triumph of Cosimo and the Decline of Republicanism 493 Michelozzo and the Medici 497 Leon Battista Alberti: Theory and Practice 507 Architecture and Ambition: The Rise of Private Patronage 529 SCULPTURE Donatello s Work at the Old Sacristy and Ghiberti s Gates of Paradise 547 Quattrocento Ecclesiastical Sculpture: Luca della Robbia 553 Donatello and the Penitent Saints 557 In Praise of the Individual: Quattrocento Wall Tombs and Portrait Busts 561 Desiderio and Donatello in the Service of the Medici 580 PAINTING Alberti: On Painting, On Perspective 612 Painting in Transition: Fra Angelico, Uccello 616 Painting, : The Consolidation of a New Vision 689 Multiplicity and Diversity in Mid-Quattrocento Painting 692 VOLUME II 6. LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO ( ) 713 ARCHITECTURE The Golden Age of Renaissance Florence 713

6 Architecture and Oligarchy: The Palazzo Pazzi and the Pazzi Chapel 721 The Renaissance Ideal: Architecture as History and Theory 727 Giuliano da Sangallo 749 SCULPTURE Andrea del Verrocchio 760 Relief Sculpture During the Laurentian Age 765 Late Quattrocento Portrait Busts 770 Michelangelo s Early Years 796 PAINTING Neoplatonism and the Intellectual World of the Laurentian Age 798 The Linear and the Sculptural Traditions in the 1470s: Botticelli and Leonardo 801 The Florentine Linear Style Refined, Exhausted THE END OF THE REPUBLIC ( ) 903 ARCHITECTURE Religion and Politics at the Dawn of the Early Modern Era 903 Florentine Tradition and the Challenge of Rome: Il Cronaca, Raphael 911 Michelangelo s Medici Chapel 943 The Laurentian Library 953 SCULPTURE Florentine Sculpture at the Turn of the Century 960 Michelangelo s David 964 Early Cinquecento Sculpture 974 Michelangelo s Sculptural Program for the Medici Chapel 1015 PAINTING Late Quattrocento Painting: Botticelli, Lippi, Perugino 1021

7 The Triumph of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael 1040 The Florentine Response: Fra Bartolommeo and Andrea del Sarto 1053 Pontormo, Rosso, and the Limits of Classical Perfection THE MEDICEAN PRINCIPATE (1530 C. 1600) 1111 ARCHITECTURE Stability, Continuity, and Decline: The Reign of the Ducal Medici 1111 Reshaping the City: From Republican to Ducal Architecture 1128 Mannerist Architecture Under Francesco de Medici 1147 The Passing of Florentine Glory: The Capella dei Principi 1180 SCULPTURE Michelangelo s Late Sculpture 1184 Cosimo I and the Fine Arts 1213 Giovanni Bologna 1222 PAINTING Bronzino and the High Style of Mannerism 1225 Florentine Art A City s Past Becomes Its Future 1271 GLOSSARY 1277 BIBLIOGRAPHY 1281 ABOUT THE AUTHORS AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER 1289 INDEX 1291 PHOTO CREDITS 1312

8 Left: PLATE 107 Taddeo Gaddi East wall of the Baronceilli Chapel, Fresco San Croce Opposite: PLATE 108 Taddeo Gaddi Annunciation to the Shepherds, Fresco Baronceilli Chapel, San Croce

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12 Left: PLATE 225 Masaccio and Masolion da Panicale, Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and Five Angels, c.1424 Tempera on panel cm Galleria degli Uffizi opposite: PLATE 226 Masaccio and Masolion da Panicale, Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and Five Angels, c.1424 Detail: head of the Virgin Tempera on panel cm Galleria degli Uffizi

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14 above: PLATE 302 Luca della Robbia Vault decoration of the Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal, Glazed Terra-cotta,San Miniato al Monte

15 Right: PLATE 336 Fra Angelico and workshop, Mocking of Christ, late 1430s early 1440s Detail: Dominic in contemplation Fresco Monastery of San Marco

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