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Author Lubbock, Jules.

Title Storytelling in Christian art from Giotto to Donatello / Jules Lubbock.

Published New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  704.948409024 LUBB    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW  704.948409024 LUBB    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xiii, 353 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-338) and index.
Summary "Recounting the biblical stories through visual images was the most prestigious form of commission for a Renaissance artist. In this book, Jules Lubbock examines some of the most famous of these pictorial narratives by artists of the caliber of Giovanni Pisano, Duccio, Giotto, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio. He explains how these artists portrayed the major biblical events, such as: the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Annunciation, the Feast of Herod and the Trial and Passion of Jesus, so as to be easily recognizable and, at the same time, to capture our attention and imagination for long enough to enable us to search for deeper meanings. He provides evidence showing that the Church favoured the production of images that lent themselves to being read and interpreted in this way, and he describes the works themselves to demonstrate how the pleasurable activity of deciphering these meanings can work in practice." "This book is richly illustrated, and many of its photographs have been specially taken to show how the paintings and relief sculptures appear in the settings, for which they were originally designed. Seen from these viewpoints, they become more readily intelligible. Likewise, the starting point and the originality of Lubbock's interpretations lies in his accepting that these works of art were primarily designed to help people to reflect upon the ethical and religious significance of the biblical stories. The early Renaissance artists developed their highly innovative techniques to further these objectives, not as ends in themselves. Thus, the book aims to appeal to students, scholars and the general public, who are interested in Renaissance art and to those with a religious interest in biblical imagery."--BOOK JACKET.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
SpC/BROW copy has a photocopied book review from the TLS, 4 May 2012.
Subject Bible -- Illustrations.
Narrative art, Renaissance -- Italy.
Art, Early Renaissance -- Italy.
Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 0300120133 (cl : alk. paper)
0300117272 (cl : alk. paper)