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The Renaissance Artist at Work: From Pisano to Titian
by Bruce Cole
This book gives the necessary background for the study and appreciation of Italian painting and sculpture from about 1250 to 1550. It tells how the artists learned their craft, the organization of their workshops, and the guilds they belonged to; how their customers or patrons treated them and where their work was displayed—churches, civic buildings, or private homes. The ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 21st 1990 by Westview Press
(first published 1983)
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This was an invaluable resource in my research on Italian Renaissance artists for my nonfiction and fiction writing on Sandro Botticelli, including as it does chapters on the artist in society; artistic training; renaissance art: its function, location, and patronage; the materials of renaissance art (especially valuable); and the types of renaissance art. Very highly recommended. The Renaissance Artist at Work: From Pisano to Titian