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The Cambridge Companion to Giotto


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1. Giotto past and present: an introduction Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona; 2. In search of an artist Hayden B .J. Maginnis; 3. Giotto and the St. Francis cycle at Assisi Bruno Zanardi; 4. Giotto's figures William Tronzo; 5. Giotto and architecture Gary M. Radke; 6. Giotto and art for the friars: resolutions spiritual and artistic Joanna Cannon; 7. Giotto and the figure of St. Francis William R. Cook; 8. The Ognissanti Madonna and the Humiliati order in Florence Julia Miller and Laurie Taylor-Mitchell; 9. Giotto and his lay patrons Benjamin G. Kohl; 10. Reading the Arena Chapel Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona; 11. The legend of Giotto's wit and the Arena Chapel Andrew Ladis.

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The Cambridge Companion to Giotto serves as an introduction to one of the most important masters of early Italian art.

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Anne Derbes is the author of Picturing the Passion Late Medieval Italy: Narrative Painting, Franciscan Ideologies, and the Levant. She has published on medieval art in journals such as The Art Bulletin, Speculum and Gesta. Mark Sandona is a specialist in comparative literature and whose research concerns the iconography of moral abstraction in the Renaissance. He has collaborated with Anne Derbes on several publications, most recently an essay on Crusader manuscript painting.


'This introduction to one of the most important masters of early Italian art provides an overview of Giotto's life and career and essays by leading authorities on topics including critics, workshop practices, and patronage.' Times Higher Education Supplement

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