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La rappresentazione del paesaggio toscano nel Trecento

  • Antonella Piras,

The book aims to identify the prevalent characteristics of the Tuscan landscape in the fourteenth century through the artistic and literary expressions of two of the main protagonists of the century, Giotto and Boccaccio.
Emerging from a critical reading of the Decameron by Boccaccio and the paintings by Giotto is the relationship between fourteenth-century man and nature: having overcome the fear of existence, man is aware of the territory/landscape and his capacity of control over nature. This emerges in the relationship between the city and the landscape outside the walls, in the two artists' careful observation of nature, in the sense of belonging to places, in the role of open spaces, in the conditions of well-being of the environment, in the sense of protection and security; and it is also highlighted in the characteristics of the landscape, such as the sense of proximity, distance, time and aesthetics, in relation above all to gardens and the countryside.
From the studies performed there emerges a curiosity that was not yet capable of expressing itself in autonomous forms, but was already appreciable in the innovative techniques heralding the next century.

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Antonella Piras, architect and landscapist, has a PhD in landscape planning from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Florence. She works as a freelance, collaborating with private companies and public institutions, amongst which the Superintendence for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage of the provinces of Florence, Pistoia and Prato for the restoration of the Uffizi museum complex. Thanks to the studies carried out for her doctoral thesis, she came up with and is developing a project to boost the countryside, «Boccaccio's Tuscany: cultural itineraries in the Tuscan landscape through the Decameron – from the novellas to the landscape» which won the Regione Toscana's 2011 call for landscape proposals.
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Book Title

La rappresentazione del paesaggio toscano nel Trecento

Authors

Antonella Piras

Peer Reviewed

Publication Year

2012

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© 2012 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-284-0

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6655-284-0

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978-88-9273-568-2

Series Title

Premio Ricerca «Città di Firenze»

Series ISSN

2705-0289

Series E-ISSN

2705-0297

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