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The Resource Italian Renaissance courts : art, pleasure and power, Alison Cole

Italian Renaissance courts : art, pleasure and power, Alison Cole

Label
Italian Renaissance courts : art, pleasure and power
Title
Italian Renaissance courts
Title remainder
art, pleasure and power
Statement of responsibility
Alison Cole
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this fascinating study, Alison Cole explores the distinctive uses of art at the five great secular courts of Naples, Urbino, Ferrara, Mantua, and Milan. The princes who ruled these city-states, vying with each other and with the great European courts, relied on artistic patronage to promote their legitimacy and authority. Major artists and architects, from Mantegna and Pisanello to Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci, were commissioned to design, paint, and sculpt, but also to oversee the court's building projects and entertainments. Bronze medallions, illuminated manuscripts, and rich tapestries, inspired by sources as varied as Roman coins, Byzantine ivories, and French chivalric romances, were treasured and traded. Palaces were decorated, extravagant public spectacles were staged and whole cities were redesigned, to bring honor, but also for solace and pleasure. The "courtly" styles that emerged from this intricate landscape are examined in detail, as are the complex motivations of ruling lords, consorts, nobles, and their artists. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Cole presents a vivid picture of the art of this extraordinary period."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Alison
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N6915
LC item number
.C65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Courts
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Courts
  • Italy
  • Höfische Kultur
  • Höfische Kunst
  • Renaissance
  • Italien
Label
Italian Renaissance courts : art, pleasure and power, Alison Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The fifteenth-century Renaissance court -- Art and princely 'magnificence' -- The court artist -- Piety and propaganda : Naples under Alfonso of Aragon -- Arms and letters : Urbino under Federico da Montefeltro -- Varieties of pleasure : este Ferrara -- The art of diplomacy : Mantua and the Gonzaga -- Local expertise and foreign talent : Milan and Pavia under Ludovico 'Il Moro' -- A grander stage
Control code
935690428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781780677408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)935690428
Label
Italian Renaissance courts : art, pleasure and power, Alison Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The fifteenth-century Renaissance court -- Art and princely 'magnificence' -- The court artist -- Piety and propaganda : Naples under Alfonso of Aragon -- Arms and letters : Urbino under Federico da Montefeltro -- Varieties of pleasure : este Ferrara -- The art of diplomacy : Mantua and the Gonzaga -- Local expertise and foreign talent : Milan and Pavia under Ludovico 'Il Moro' -- A grander stage
Control code
935690428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781780677408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)935690428

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