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WHITFIELD, P.: Renaissance - In a Nutshell (The) (Unabridged)


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WHITFIELD, P.: Renaissance - In a Nutshell (The) (Unabridged)

The Renaissance was one of the greatest moments in Western cultural history. It was the time of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; architects such as Brunelleschi and Palladio; composers such as Palestrina and Tallis; as well as innovative writers and philosophers. It was a time of great social change and remarkable flowering in science, exploration and politics; the age when medieval Christendom was split apart by the Reformation. The printing press played a key role, as did the development of the New World and the mapping of newly discovered lands. The Copernican view began to take hold, suggesting a new place in the universe for Earth itself. In this fascinating introduction, Peter Whitfield looks at this time of change as, from its epicentre in Italy, it spread to all parts of Europe.

  The Renaissance - In a Nutshell
1.   The Renaissance is one of the most powerful… 00:05:07
2.   In the 14th and 15th centuries… 00:04:53
3.   Virtue was 'armed wisdom', it led to… 00:05:27
4.   Bruni had boasted that 'Florence harbours the greatest minds…' 00:07:04
5.   The influence of Vitruvius and the new approach… 00:05:22
6.   Throughout the 16th century churches and palaces… 00:01:54
7.   The development of painting in these years… 00:06:48
8.   With these three painters - Botticelli, Mantegna and Bellini… 00:03:14
9.   Leonardo was slighting when he spoke of sculpture… 00:02:47
10.   In Venice, the years of Michelangelo and Raphael… 00:03:09
11.   The 'Madonna of Chancellor Rolin' is a fascinating essay… 00:04:20
12.   Music is more difficult to dovetail neatly… 00:04:40
13.   As polyphony became more sophisticated… 00:03:05
14.   Renaissance art represented a rediscovery of the world. 00:05:24
15.   It is often said that the true potential of the printing press… 00:05:27
16.   The revelations of Thoth - Hermes were believed… 00:02:56
17.   Unfortunately for its devotees, the whole Hermetic edifice… 00:06:13

Total Playing Time: 01:17:50

Whitfield, Peter

Whitfield, Peter

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA197912

Barcode: 9789626349793

Physical Release: 08/2009

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