The Brancacci Chapel:
Form, Function and Setting

Acts of an International Conference (Florence, Villa I Tatti, 6 June 2003)
Edited by N. A. Eckstein

2007, cm 17 x 24, viii-240 pp. con 48 tavv. f.t. di cui 8 a colori. Rilegato (Hardcover).

ISBN: 9788822256508

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The essays in this cross-disciplinary volume mark a major advance in study of the famous early-Renaissance frescoes in Florence‚s Brancacci chapel. Exploiting the challenge posed by a virtual absence of contemporary documentation, authors from several disciplines here mark out new parameters for analysis of chapel and frescoes, of their creators - Masolino, Masaccio and Filippino Lippi - and the relationship of the iconography to 15th-century Florentine history, piety, devotion, liturgy, theatrical performance, and contemporary workshop culture.

Nicholas A. Eckstein
Nicholas A. Eckstein è Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian Renaissance History al Dipartimento di Storia, Università di Sydney. E’ stato Fellow presso The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti (1998-1999), dove è stato anche Visiting Professor (2003, 2006). è autore di un libro di storia sociale su Firenze intitolato The District of the Green Dragon: Neighbourhood Life and Social Change in Renaissance Florence (Olschki, 1995).
Sta attualmente ultimando uno studio monografico sul contesto culturale-sociale della cappella Brancacci.