Art: Magic form, and fantasy, ancient world, Middle Ages

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Prentice-Hall, 1985 - Art - 496 pages

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The late "Frederick Hartt" was one of the most distinguished art historians of the twentieth century. A student of Berenson, Schapiro, and Friedlaender, he taught for more than fifty years, influencing generations of Renaissance scholars. At the time of his death he was Paul Goodloe McIntire Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Virginia. He was a Knight of the Crown of Italy, a Knight Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, an honorary citizen of Florence, and an honorary member of the Academy of the Arts of Design, Florence, a society whose charter members included Michelangelo and the Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici. Hartt authored, among other works, "Florentine Art under Fire" (1949); "Botticelli" (1952); "Giulio Romano" (1958); "Love in Baroque Art" (1964); "The Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal" (1964); three volumes on the painting, sculpture, and drawings of Michelangelo (1964, 1969, 1971); "Donatello, Prophet of Modern Vision" (1974); "Michelangelo's Three Pietas" (1975); and the monumental "Art: A History o f Painting, Sculpture, Architecture," now in its fourth edition (1993). "David G . Wilkins" is professor emeritus of the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and former chair of the department. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Michigan in Florence and the Semester at Sea Program. He is author of "Donatello" (1984, with Bonnie A. Bennett); "Maso di Banco: A Florentine Artist of the Early Trecento" (1985); "The Illustrated Bartsch: "Pre-Rembrandt Etchers,"" vol. 53 (1985, with Kahren Arbitman); "A History o f the Duquesne Club" (1989, with Mark Brown and Lu Donnelly); "Art Past/ArtPresent," a broad survey of the history of art (fifth edition, 2005, with Bernard Schultz and Katheryn M. Linduff); and "The Art of the Duquesne Club" (2001). He was the revising author for the fourth and fifth editions of "History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture" (1994, 2003) and co-editor of "The Search for a Patron in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" (1996, with Rebecca L. Wilkins) and "Beyond Isabella: Secular Women Patrons of Art in Renaissance Italy" (2001 with Sheryl E. Reiss). He was editor of "The Collins Big Book of" "Art" (2005). In 2005 he also received the College Art Association's national award for Distinguished Teaching in Art History.

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