Often overshadowed by the cities of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this volume argues for the importance of Naples as an artistic and cultural centre, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of artistic experience within the city.
Generously illustrated with some illustrations specifically commissioned for this bookQuestions the traditional definitions of 'cultural centres' which have led to the neglect of Naples as a centre of artistic importanceA significant addition to the English-language scholarship on art in Naples
Cordelia Warr is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on Italian art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She has published on patronage issues, particularly women as patrons, and aspects of the representation of dress. Her book
Dressing for Heaven will be published by Manchester University Press in 2010. She is currently working on the representation of stigmata in medieval and renaissance Italy.
Janis Elliott is Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, USA. Her primary research interest is Naples in the fourteenth century, specifically the issues of royal and lay patronage, the relation of chapel decoration to liturgical space, and apocalyptic themes. She has published on the decoration of chapels in Florence, Padua and Naples. Regina: Art, Iconography and Patronage in Fourteenth Century Naples (2004).