The history of Italian painting of the 14th century, analyzed by one of the leading experts on this period, with a focus on regional realities and major centers, and a fine selection of images.
[The 1400s] This book analyzes Italian painting in the 15th century, in sections divided by territorial criteria. The work traces a geo-historical profile of so-called Renaissance Italy, shedding light on differences and exchanges among various large and small cities, underlining similarities, specificities, mutual influences, and the relations with architecture and sculpture. Other aspects, including problems of style, technique and patronage, are also discussed.
The iconographic study devotes particular attention to analysis of sources, especially the classical influence was to contribute to the creation of a fully Italian figurative koinè . The book includes a fine range of illustrations, with reproductions of famous masterpieces as well as less familiar materials.