Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Florentine Letters: Insight into Conflicting Trends in Seventeenth-Century Italian Art Historiography

Perini, Giovanna
June 1988
Art Bulletin;Jun88, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p273
Academic Journal
The article looks at art historian, Carlo Cesare Malvasia. The reasons for his antagonism to seventeenth-century Florentine writers are discussed. Factors that led to an endless polemic between the Florentine writers of art and Malvasia are presented. A discussion on the evolution of historiography is also offered.


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