Frame Work
Honour and Ornament in Italian Renaissance Art
Alison Wright
Book Design
Frame Work, an in-depth study of paintings, sculpture, and manuscript illumination in their varied social settings, argues that frames and framing devices are central to how Renaissance images operate. In a period of rapid cultural change, framing began to secure the very notion of an independent “artwork,” and reframings could regulate the meaning attached to works of art—a process that continues in the present day.

25 × 19 cm
352 pages
Yale University Press