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Uomini Illustri: the revival of the author portrait in renaissance Florence
This study examines the revival of author portraits in the humanist book of fifteenth century Florence. With roots in the classical tradition, the placement of a portrait of the author at the beginning of a text survived into the Middle Ages, although with significant changes. With the waning of interest among Christian ...
Japanese/American architecture: a century of cultural exchange
Traditional Japanese architecture has had a significant impact on the development of both the physical forms and the underlying principles of American design. Much has been written about this Japanese influence, but only in passing in the general histories of American art and architecture, or in relationship to individual ...
The artistic and sociological imagery of the merchant-banker on the book covers of the Biccherna in Siena in the early Renaissance
Between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, the account covers of the Biccherna, Siena's foremost financial and administrative office, bore painted decorations and inscriptions. The wooden covers are deemed unique and unprecedented, but most studies have dealt with the attribution of selected covers, not their genesis ...