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Revaluing Renaissance Art - major price reduction

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Despite its obvious qualities, Revaluing Renaissance Art, edited by me 
and Gabriele Neher, has been put out of print by the publishers. Gaby 
and I have bought up the remaining copies, and are able to offer these 
brand new books for sale via Amazon.co.uk at the significantly 
discounted price of £15 (original list price £57.50). To take advantage 
of this opportunity:
1) go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0754601692
2) select 'used and new' from the 'More buying choices' box on the right 
of the page
3) find the item with 'rupertshepherd' as the seller
4) click on the 'Add to basket' button and complete your purchase as normal

Although copies are listed on Amazon.co.uk, we are happy to despatch 
copies to any country.

A brief reminder of the book:

Revaluing Renaissance Art
Edited by Gabriele Neher and Rupert Shepherd
Ashgate, 2000
approx. 258 pages, 42 black-and-white illustrations
hardback
ISBN 0 7546 0169 2


Reviews

'... an engaging guide to new perspectives on the definition and the 
appreciation of Renaissance art in its time and for ours.' (Patricia 
Rubin, Times Literary Supplement)

'... we cannot make judgements until we have thought more about what 
exactly we mean by worth or value. This book makes a valuable 
contribution to the maturation of this process.' (Carol M. Richardson, 
The Art Book)

'... a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on consumption 
and consumerism in the Renaissance ...' '... scholars will find 
Revaluing Renaissance Art to be an engaging and worthy text, 
particularly for its varied viewpoints and the multiplicity of 'values' 
it documents and investigates.' (Rosi Prieto Gilday, CAA.reviews)

'... Revaluing Renaissance Art offers some interesting insights on the 
evaluation of knowledge and things in Renaissance Italy.' (Mary 
Bergstein, Renaissance Quarterly)

'The essays meet a felt need and are often eye-opening ... it must be 
said that the book is good value for money.' (Leonard R.N. Ashley, 
Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance: travaux et documents)

'These essays are equally valuable to historians, art historians, and 
feminists, even scholars who study the history of science, and add new 
dimensions to modern understanding of the complex world of the 
Renaissance.' (Sara Nair James, The Sixteenth Century Journal)


Summary

Michelangelo gave his painting of Leda and the Swan to an apprentice, 
rather than hand it over to the emissary of the Duke of Ferrara, who had 
commissioned it. He was apparently disgusted by the failure of the 
emissary - who seems to have been more used to buying pigs than 
discussing art - to accord the picture and the artist the value they 
deserved.

Any discussion of works of art and material culture implicitly assigns 
them a set of values. Whether these values be monetary, cultural or 
religious, they tend to constrict the ways in which such works can be 
discussed. The variety of potential forms of valuation becomes 
particularly apparent during the Italian Renaissance, when relations 
between the visual arts and humanistic studies were undergoing rapid 
changes against an equally fluid social, economic and political background.

In this volume, thirteen scholars explicitly examine some of the complex 
ways in which a variety of values might be associated with Italian 
Renaissance material culture. Papers range from a consideration of the 
basic values of the materials employed by artists, to the manifestation 
of cultural values in attitudes to dress and domestic devotion. By 
illuminating some of the ways in which values were constructed, they 
provide a broader context within which to evaluate Renaissance material 
culture.


Contents

* Introduction, Gabriele Neher and Rupert Shepherd
* The price of quality: factors influencing the cost of pigments during 
the Renaissance, Jo Kirby
* 'Artefici' and 'huomini intendenti': questions of artistic value in 
sixteenth-century Italy, Ben Thomas
* 'Dante Alighieri poeta fiorentino': cultural values in the 1481 Divine 
Comedy, Sally Korman
* Mantegna's Parnassus: reading, collecting and the studiolo, Stephen J. 
Cambell
* Alfonso I d'Este, Michelangelo and the man who bought pigs, Charles M. 
Rosenberg
* New, old and second-hand culture: the case of the Renaissance sleeve, 
Evelyn Welch
* Evaluating textiles in Renaissance Venice, Mary Rogers
* Revaluing dress in history paintings for quattrocento Florence, 
Caroline Campbell
* The Madonna and Child, a host of saints, and domestic devotion in 
Renaissance Florence, Jaqueline Marie Mussacchio
* Images of Saint Catherine: a re-evaluation of Cosimo Rosselli and the 
influence of his art on the woodcut and metal engraving images of the 
Dominican third order, Anabel Thomas
* Voting with their feet: art, pilgrimage and ratings in the 
Renaissance, Robert Maniura
* Madness, reason, vision and the cosmos: evaluating the drawings of 
Opicinus de Canistris (1296–c.1351), Catherine Harding
* Bibliography
* Index

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