The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times

A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena

Chiara Scappini and David Boffa

The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times

Chiara Scappini and David Boffa

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

288 pages | 106 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $110.00 ISBN: 9789462984592 Will Publish February 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book details the history of the beautiful Fonte Gaia in Siena, Italy. Created in the fifteenth century, the fountain was eventually replaced by a copy in the nineteenth century—a copy which itself is now old enough to need preservation. This book looks at the Italian Renaissance through the fate of the fountain, showing how both the Risorgimento and Purism have shaped our perceptions of the period and its art.
 
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