Medieval Christian image cults and Florentine relic cults -- The chronological development of Florentine image cults -- The topography of the sacred in the city -- The Florentine contado and subject territories -- Image and efficacy -- The physiognomy, metaphors, and style of sacred embodiment -- Enshrinement: framing and veiling -- Image cults and the Florentine Renaissance.
Mannerism and imitation -- Gigantum arrogantia: Raphael vs. Michelangelo in Perino del Vaga -- Daniele da Volterra's contested subject -- Pellegrino Tibaldi's Apologus Alcinoi -- Painting and counter-reformation in the Poggi Chapel."Explores the imitation of Michelangelo by three artists, Perino del Vaga, Daniele da Volterra, and Pellegrino Tibaldi, from the 1520s to the time around Michelangelo's death in 1564. Argues that his Mannerist followers applied imitation to identify with and/or create ironical distance from to the older artist"--Provided by publisher.
Nicholas IV: a Franciscan pope -- Power and patronage at Assisi -- The Upper Church in 1288 -- Planning the nave programme -- 'Franciscus alter Christus' -- Rebuilding the church -- Ascending to God, descending to neighbour."For a brief moment at the close of the 13th century, the town of Assisi was the focus for the two greatest powers in the Latin Church: the Roman papacy and the Franciscan Order. The election in 1288 of Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan pope, was the catalyst for the creation of frescoes of unprecedented intellectual ambition in the Basilica of San Francesco. At the heart of the new decorative scheme were twenty-eight scenes depicting the life of Saint Francis. Putting to one side the long debate about whether the Saint Francis cycle was or was not painted by Giotto, The Making of Assisi takes a fresh approach and treats the cycle as part of a larger, integrated, and far-reaching program of renewal at the Basilica. ... Donal Cooper and Janet Robson investigate the particular historical moment in which the frescoes were made, casting new light on their patronage and iconography."--Publisher's website.
Syphilis, or the French disease -- Joseph -- Carmina: Alcon, or on the care of hunting dogs -- On the death of Marcantonio della Torre -- On the death of Paolo and Giulio, Fracastoro's sons -- To Daniele Rainieri, prefect of Verona -- To Giovanni Matteo Giberti, bishop of Verona -- To Marguerite Valois, queen of Navarre -- To Marcantonio Flaminio and Galeazzo Florimonte -- To Francesco della Torre of Verona -- On the death of Eriprando Madruzzo -- To Cardinal Alessandro Farnese -- To the same illustrious cardinal -- To Pope Julius III -- Fragment -- Fragment, to Giambattista della Torre -- Winter, to the same -- Spring, to the same -- Fragment, to the same -- Another fragment -- Another fragment, to the same -- Another fragment -- On the birthday of Giano Fregoso -- On the birth of a son to Vittoria Farnese -- The tomb of Francesco Maria Molza of Modena -- To Giovanni Lippomano -- On the death of Giovanni Battista da Monte -- To Giovanni Matteo Giberti -- To the same -- To the same -- To the same -- On the Marsango rivulet -- On the same -- From the end of Homocentrica -- From the book on contagious diseases -- From the same work -- From the dialogue on poetry -- From the first book on intellection -- From the same book -- At the end of the same book -- From the second book on intellection -- From the same book -- From the dialogue on the soul -- From the same dialogue: psyche -- An ancient epigram, from blending wine -- To Bacchus the conciliator -- On the flight of the emperor Charles V -- On the death of Marcantonio della Torre -- An offering of thanks to Marco Antonio Flaminio -- Fragments of a poem in praise of Giberti -- Fragment of an eclogue in praise of Giberti -- Fragment on poisons -- Fragment on poisons -- Another fragment -- Beginning of the syphilis: another version -- On the death of M. Giberti.