The Resource Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise : humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance, Amy R. Bloch

Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise : humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance, Amy R. Bloch

Label
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise : humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance
Title
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise
Title remainder
humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Amy R. Bloch
Title variation
Gates of Paradise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the heretofore unsuspected complexity of Lorenzo Ghiberti's sculpted representations of Old Testament narratives in his Gates of Paradise (1425-52), the second set of doors he made for the Florence Baptistery and a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance sculpture. One of the most intellectually engaged and well-read artists of his age, Ghiberti found inspiration in ancient and medieval texts, many of which he and his contacts in Florence's humanist community shared, read, and discussed. He was fascinated by the science of vision, by the functioning of nature, and, above all, by the origins and history of art. These unusually well-defined intellectual interests, reflected in his famous Commentaries, shaped his approach in the Gates. Through the selection, imaginative interpretation, and arrangement of biblical episodes, Ghiberti fashioned multi-textured narratives that explore the human condition and express his ideas on a range of social, political, artistic, and philosophical issues"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloch, Amy R.
Dewey number
730.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NB 623 .G45 A65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghiberti, Lorenzo
  • Ghiberti, Lorenzo
  • Ghiberti, Lorenzo
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
Label
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise : humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance, Amy R. Bloch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Adam and Eve panel: the birth of creativity -- The Cain and Abel panel: fashioning thought and fate -- The Noah panel: architecture and politics emerge -- The Abraham and Isaac panel: the sacrifice from the competition to the Gates of Paradise -- The Jacob and Esau panel: perspective, vision, and memory -- The Joseph panel: speech acts in the Piazza -- The Moses panel: sculpting the drama of nature -- The Joshua panel: the fate of art -- The David panel: Ghiberti, tragedian -- The Solomon and Queen of Sheba panel: a portrait of Ghiberti's Florence
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxi, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107099166
Lccn
2015020632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910664556
  • (OCoLC)ocn910664556
Label
Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise : humanism, history, and artistic philosophy in the Italian Renaissance, Amy R. Bloch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Adam and Eve panel: the birth of creativity -- The Cain and Abel panel: fashioning thought and fate -- The Noah panel: architecture and politics emerge -- The Abraham and Isaac panel: the sacrifice from the competition to the Gates of Paradise -- The Jacob and Esau panel: perspective, vision, and memory -- The Joseph panel: speech acts in the Piazza -- The Moses panel: sculpting the drama of nature -- The Joshua panel: the fate of art -- The David panel: Ghiberti, tragedian -- The Solomon and Queen of Sheba panel: a portrait of Ghiberti's Florence
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxi, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781107099166
Lccn
2015020632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910664556
  • (OCoLC)ocn910664556

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