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Author Scappini, Chiara E., author.

Title The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to modern times : a history of construction, preservation, and reconstruction in Siena / Chiara E. Scappini and David Boffa
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Siena: Water and Power -- Water -- Early Medieval Italian Fountains -- Sienese Fountains -- 2. First Fonte Gaia -- Contract for the First Fountain -- Decoration of the First Fountain -- Sources of Water for the Fountain -- History of the First Fountain -- Jacopo della Quercia's Fonte Gaia and Its Chronology -- Identifying the Fonte Gaia's Parapet Sculptures -- Acca Larentia and Rhea Silvia -- Jacopo della Quercia's Parapet Statues -- Mother Earth and Gaia -- Why the Fonte Gaia's Parapet Sculptures Were Changed to Refer to Gaia, and Other Precedents for Its Iconography -- Influence of Jacopo della Quercia's Fonte Gaia in the Fifteenth Century -- 3. History of Disrepair -- Why the Fonte Gaia Was Damaged In Situ -- Jacopo della Quercia's Choice of Materials -- Civic Events and Festivals: Bull Hunts, Markets, Buffalo Races, Palio -- Removal of the Fountain -- Milanesi's Crusade to Save the Fonte Gaia -- Sarrocchi Carves a Replacement for della Quercia's Fonte Gaia -- Fate of della Quercia's Sculptures after Removal from the Piazza del Campo -- Relationship between Brum's Drawings and Sarrocchi's Sculptures -- Cleaning della Quercia's Fountain Pieces -- New Discoveries: What the Restoration Uncovered -- 4. Nineteenth-Century Fonte Gaia -- Life of the Sculptor -- Sarrocchi in Antonio Manetti's Studio -- Italian Purism -- Artistic Climate at the Academy: Lorenzo Bartolini and Giovanni Dupre -- Sarrocchi's Early Career -- Giuseppe Partini -- Sarrocchi's Fonte Gaia Commission and Reception -- Faithful Copy or Purist Revision? A Comparison of Sarrocchi's Fonte Gaia and della Quercia's Original Monument -- Conclusion
Summary The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times' examines the history of Siena's famous public fountain, from its fifteenth-century origins to its eventual replacement by a copy in the nineteenth century (and the modern fate of both). The book explores how both the Risorgimento and the Symbolist movements have shaped our perceptions of the Italian Renaissance, as the Quattrocento was filtered through the lens of contemporary art and politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fonte Gaia (Siena, Italy)
Fountains -- Conservation and restoration -- Italy -- History
Fountains -- Italy -- History
Fountains, Renaissance -- Italy
Sculpture, Renaissance -- Italy
Fonte Gaia (Siena, Italy)
Fountains -- Conservation and restoration.
Fountains, Renaissance.
Sculpture, Renaissance.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Boffa, David, author.
ISBN 9048535271