Botticelli Past and Present

Botticelli Past and Present engages with the significant and continued debates about Botticelli. The book comprises four thematic chapters, spanning four centuries of Botticelli’s artistic fame and reception from the fifteenth century.

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The recent exhibitions dedicated to Botticelli aroundthe world show, more than ever, the significant and continued debate about theartist. Botticelli Past and Present - based on the proceedings ofan international conference held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2016 inconjunction with an exhibition exploring the reception of Botticelli's art fromits inception to the present day - engages with this debate. The book comprises four thematicchapters, spanning four centuries of Botticelli's artistic fame and receptionfrom the fifteenth century. Each chapter comprises a number of essays andincludes a short introduction which positions them within the wider scholarlyliterature on Botticelli. The chapters are organised chronologically beginningwith discussion of the artist and his working practice in his own time, movingonto the progressive rediscovery of his work from the late eighteenth to theturn of the twentieth century, through to his enduring impact on contemporary artand design. Expertly written by researchers and eminent art historians andrichly illustrated throughout, the broad range of essays in this book make avaluable contribution to Botticelli studies.

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Weight 662 g
Dimensions 234 × 156 × 24 mm
Author

Publisher

UCL Press

Imprint

UCL Press

Cover

Paperback

Pages

332

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

759.5 (edition:23)

Readership

Professional and scholarly / Code: H