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The rise of the image: essays on the history of the illustrated art book

The rise of the image: essays on the history of the illustrated art book

Frangenberg, Thomas; Palmer, Rodney

Focusing primarily upon books devoted to Renaissance and Baroque art this collection of edited papers addresses the issues raised by the illustration of books from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Rodney Palmer and Thomas Frangenberg
ISBN: 0754605590, 9780754605591
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill., facsims., plan, ports. ; 24 cm.
Series: Reinterpreting classicism
Subject: Renaissance art; Illustration of books History.; Book illustration; Illustrated books History.; Italian art


  1. Introduction, Rodney Palmer
  2. 17th-century illustrations for the chapters on motion in Leonardo's Trattato, Juliana Barone
  3. 'The outer man tends to be a guide to the inner': the woodcut portraits in Vasari's Lives as parallel texts, Sharon Gregory
  4. 'Of little or even no importance to the architect': on absent ideals in Serlio's drawings in the sixth book on domestic architecture, Vaughan Hart
  5. 'Brevity without obscurity': text and image in the architectural treatises of Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio, Robert Tavernor
  6. 'The beauty and majesty of images': Pietro da Cortona's Barberini Ceiling in Teti's Aedes Barberinae, Thomas Frangenberg
  7. 'All is very plain, upon inspection of the figure': the visual method of Andrea Pozzo's Perspectiva Pictorum et Architectorum, Rodney Palmer
  8. Photography in 19th-century art publications, Anthony Hamber
  9. 'Still a makeshift'?: Changing representations of the Renaissance in 20th-century art books, Valerie Holman
  10. Index.