Ambitious Form: Giambologna, Ammanati, and Danti in Florence Michael Cole

ISBN: 9780691147444

Published: December 26th 2010

Hardcover

364 pages


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Ambitious Form: Giambologna, Ammanati, and Danti in Florence  by  Michael Cole

Ambitious Form: Giambologna, Ammanati, and Danti in Florence by Michael Cole
December 26th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 364 pages | ISBN: 9780691147444 | 5.67 Mb

Ambitious Form describes the transformation of Italian sculpture during the neglected half century between the death of Michelangelo and the rise of Bernini. The book follows the Florentine careers of three major sculptors--Giambologna, BartolomeoMoreAmbitious Form describes the transformation of Italian sculpture during the neglected half century between the death of Michelangelo and the rise of Bernini. The book follows the Florentine careers of three major sculptors--Giambologna, Bartolomeo Ammanati, and Vincenzo Danti--as they negotiated the politics of the Medici court and eyed one anothers work, setting new aims for their art in the process.

Only through a comparative look at Giambologna and his contemporaries, it argues, can we understand them individually--or understand the period in which they worked.Michael Cole shows how the concerns of central Italian artists changed during the last decades of the Cinquecento.

Whereas their predecessors had focused on specific objects and on the particularities of materials, late sixteenth-century sculptors turned their attention to models and design. The iconic figure gave way to the pose, individualized characters to abstractions. Above all, the multiplicity of master crafts that had once divided sculptors into those who fashioned gold or bronze or stone yielded to a more unifying aspiration, as nearly every ambitious sculptor, whatever his training, strove to become an architect.



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