The history of Italian painting in the 13th and 14th centuries, analyzed by leading experts on the period with references to regional schools and expressive forms, with a fine selection of illustrations.
[The 1200s and 1300s] A study of Italian painting in the 13th and 14th centuries, divided into regional sections, tracing a geo-historical profile of medieval Italy while underscoring the characteristics of centers like Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena and Assisi. The painting of this period, one of the most enigmatic in Italian history due to the complexity of the relationships with Byzantine art and the new Gothic influence arriving from the Occident, is analyzed in terms of similarities, particularities, discrepancies and relationships with the other arts. The texts also discuss specific aspects, beyond the regional context, such as stained glass, painting on panels, illuminated manuscripts, enamel. The book includes a fine range of illustrations, with reproductions of famous masterpieces and previously unpublished materials.