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

Release Date: 08/2009

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