Re-thinking Renaissance Objects by Peta Motture
Design, Function and Meaning

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Inspired by research undertaken for the new Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Re-thinking Renaissance Objects explores and often challenges some of the key issues and current debates relating to Renaissance art and culture.Puts forward original research, including evidence provided by an in-depth study arising from the Medieval & Renaissance Gallery projectContributions are unusual in their combination of a variety of approaches, but with each paper starting with an examination of the objects themselvesNew theories emerge from several papers, some of which challenge current thinking

About Peta Motture

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Peta Motture is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and was previously Chief Curator of the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries.  She has published widely on medieval and later sculpture, specializing primarily in the Italian Renaissance. Motture has co-curated several exhibitions and is curator of the Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture Programme at the V&A.Dr Michelle O'Malley is Reader in Art History at the University of Sussex, where she has also held the position of Director of Research in the School of Humanities. Previously, she was Head of Education for Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Dr. O'Malley is the author of The Business of Art: Contracts and the Commissioning Process in Renaissance Italy (2005) and The Material Renaissance (co-edited with Evelyn Welch, 2007).
Published October 17, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 232 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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