Hardcover: 284 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (January 6, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 12 inches
Amazon Rank: 1348000
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
In 1440, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Florence unexpectedly defeated Milanese forces near the town of Anghiari in eastern Tuscany. Nicholas A. Eckstein reveals the impact of this celebrated victory on Florentine public life and how it could have triggered the custodians of the Brancacci Chapel, the Carmelite friars, to seek the completion of frescoes by Masolino (c.1383–c.1436) and Masaccio (1401–c.1428). Today, tens of thousands of peo...