New Publication: Art et économie en France et en Italie au XIVe siècle: Prix, valeurs, carrières, ed. Nicolas Bock and Michele Tomasi

From editor Michele Tomasi:

This volume invites us to cross disciplinary boundaries and to venture into a field that is still too little explored for the 14th century, one of the greatest centuries of European art. The contributions gathered here shed light on the relationship between art, economy and society with the help of a few case studies, by adopting different approaches: from the microanalysis of the production of a single artist to the discussion on the organization of the whole chain of value, from manufacturing to trade and exchange networks of artistic goods. From Giotto to the Parisian goldsmith Jean le Braelier, from Avignon to Naples via Mallorca, by approaching paintings, funeral monuments, frescoes, precious wood panelling and even a royal faldistoire, the authors question the impact of economic factors on the artistic creation. These articles thus open the debate by showing the interest of investigations who dare to cross the boundaries between art history, social history, and economic history, in order to better understand the conditions of elaboration and reception of the works.

The list of chapters can be found here:


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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