Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-301) and index.
Giotto past and present : an introduction / Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona -- In search of an artist / Hayden B.J. Maginnis -- Giotto and the St. Francis cycle at Assisi / Bruno Zanardi -- Giotto's figures / William Tronzo -- Giotto and architecture / Gary M. Radke -- Giotto and art for the friars : revolutions spiritual and artistic / Joanna Cannon -- Giotto and the figure of St. Francis / William R. Cook -- Ognissanti Madonna and the Humiliati order in Florence / Julia I. Miller and Laurie Taylor-Mitchell -- Giotto and his lay patrons / Benjamin G. Kohl -- Reading the Arena Chapel / Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona -- Legend of Giotto's wit and the Arena Chapel / Andrew Ladis.
This Companion is an introduction to one of the most important masters of early Italian art. An overview of Giotto's life and career offers essays by leading authorities on his critical reception as well as an analysis of workshop practices of the period and the complexities of religious and secular patronage. Serving as an essential resource for students of late medieval and early Renaissance Italy, the book also provides a chronology of the artist's life and a select but comprehensive bibliography.