Explores the visual, intellectual, and religious culture of Renaissance Florence in the age of Masaccio.
Ahl (art history, Lafayette College) edits 10 essays by art historians who are senior scholars on Italian painting of the early Renaissance. The essays often use a contextual approach, with topics that include urbanism, social context, technique, collaboration with Masolino, Massaccio's use of perspective, the Brancacci chapel, and his altarpieces. There are many illustrations, all in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)