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Giotto as a historical and literary figure

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English


  • Giotto, 1266?-1337 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Statementedited with introductions by Andrew Ladis.
SeriesGiotto and the world of early Italian art ;, 1
ContributionsLadis, Andrew, 1949-
LC ClassificationsND623.G6 G49 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 374 p. :
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL368748M
ISBN 100815327730
LC Control Number98029360

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: Giotto and the World of Early Italian Art (4 Volume Set) (): Andrew Ladis: Books. Giotto, in full Giotto di Bondone, (born –67/, Vespignano, near Florence [Italy]—died January 8, , Florence), the most important Italian painter of the 14th century, whose works point to the innovations of the Renaissance style that developed a century later. For almost seven centuries Giotto has been revered as the father of European painting and the first of the great Italian. Giotto di Bondone (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɔtto di bonˈdoːne]; c. – January 8, ), known mononymously as Giotto (UK: / ˈ dʒ ɒ t oʊ /, US: / dʒ i ˈ ɒ t oʊ, ˈ dʒ ɔː t oʊ /) and Latinised as Giottus, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence during the Late Middle worked during the Gothic/Proto-Renaissance period. Giotto's contemporary, the banker Born: Giotto di Bondone, c. , near Florence, . Norman Land, Giotto as an Ugly Genius: A Study in Self-Portrayal, in Andrew Ladis, ed., Giotto as a Historical and Literary Figure: Miscellaneous Studies, 4 vols. (Vol. 1: Giotto and the World of Early Italian Art), Garland Publishing, New York, – FootnotesKnown for: Painting, Fresco.

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