For Jacob Burckhardt, wrting The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy in 1860, artistic purpose and commitment to beauty were defining characteristics of Italian Renaissance culture. Burckhardt's analysis has been widely accepted but little has been done to define the Renaissance concept of beauty. In this volume, 15 contributing scholars reveal that ways of perceiving, conceiving and creating beauty were as diverse as the cultural influences at work in the period, deriving from antique, medieval and more recent ...

Concepts of Beauty in Renaissance Art 1998, Scolar Press

ISBN-13: 9780754600619

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Concepts of Beauty in Renaissance Art 1997, Ashgate Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781859284254