Introduction Peter Humfrey; Part I. The Historical Context: 1. City state and empire Dennis Romano; Part II. Art and Patronage in Venice: 2. The state Deborah Howard; 3. Clergy and confraternities Louisa Matthew; 4. Patricians and citizens Tracy E. Cooper; Part III. The Cities of the Veneto: 5. Padua, Treviso and Bassano Sarah Blake McHam; 6. Vicenza and Verona Gabriele Neher; 7. Brescia and Bergamo Andrea Bayer; 8. Epilogue: the demand from abroad Peter Humfrey.
An account of the art and architecture of Venice from 1450 to1600.
Peter Humfrey is professor of art history at the University of St Andrews. He has been a Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Florence, and a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2000, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2005 he received the award of Cavaliere dell'Ordine dell Stella della Solidarieta Italiana. His books include Cima da Conegliana, The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, Painting in Renaissance Venice, and Lorenzo Lotto. He is also co-author of the catalogues of several international loan exhibitions, most recently The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections and Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting.
"Venice and the Veneto provides the tools to truly understand the historical setting and importance of Venice on the Italian culture, that has and continues to be a Mecca for art aficionados." International Art Treasures