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The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times

A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena

Chiara E. Scappini David Boffa

248 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times examines the history of Siena's famous public fountain, from its fifteenth-century origins to its eventual replacement by a copy in the nineteenth century (and the modern fate of both). The book explores how both the Risorgimento and the Symbolist movements have shaped our perceptions of the Italian Renaissance, as the Quattrocento was filtered through the lens of contemporary art and politics.
Author Bio
Chiara Scappini received her PhD in Italian Renaissance art history from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 2011. Dr. Scappini, a recipient of a Kress Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence, is currently the Associate Director of FSU's Florence Abroad Program. David Boffa is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History at Beloit College in Wisconsin.