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The essays in Space, Image and Reform in Early Modern Art build on Marcia Hall's seminal contributions in several categories crucial for Renaissance studies, especially the spatiality of the church interior, the altarpiece's facture and affectivity, the notion of artistic style, and the controversy over images in the era of Counter Reform. Accruing the advantage of critical engagement with a single paradigm, this volume better assesses its applicability and range. The book works cumulatively to provide blocks of theoretical and empirical research on issues spanning the function and role of images in their contexts over two centuries. Relating Hall's investigations of Renaissance art to new fields, Space, Image and Reform expands the ideas at the center of her work further back in time, further afield, and deeper into familiar topics, thus achieving a cohesion not usually seen in edited volumes honoring a single scholar.
Medieval Institute Publications
Marcia Hall; counter-Reformation; Renaissance; sacred imagery; art patronage; Michelangelo; Raphael; facture; church space; Renaissance style
European History | Medieval History | Medieval Studies
Citation for Published Book
Difuria, Arthur J., and Ian Verstegen. Space, Image, and Reform in Early Modern Art. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2021.