The history of Italian painting from the 7th to the 12th century, analyzed by one of the greatest experts on this period, in regional sections with in-depth coverage of different expressive forms, and a fine selection of illustrations.
[The Early Middle Ages] This book, edited by the leading expert on the subject, is structured in territorial sections to investigate the period from the end of the 7th century to the beginning of the 12th century. The work traces a geo-historical profile of Italy during this epoch, shedding light on divisions and new aggregations, as well as the rise of cultural centers like Venice, Pisa and Amalfi, which cannot be fully understood in a regional context. The Italian painting of this period is then analyzed, bringing out similarities, particularities, discrepancies, relationships with architecture and sculpture.
A particular accent is placed on problems of style, technique, liturgical involvement and clientele. The book includes a fine range of illustrations, with reproductions of famous masterpieces, previously unpublished materials and original photographs taken for this publication.