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The domestic setting of the arts in Renaissance Florence

Lydecker, John Kent (2006) The domestic setting of the arts in Renaissance Florence. University of Groningen, UMI.

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This dissertation uses archival sources to describe fifteenth- and sixteeth-century Florentine patrician homes as contexts for the visual arts. The introduction reviews the importance of Florentine palaces as an architectural phenomenon, notes the lack of attention scholars have given to the interiors of these buildings, and sets out the archival metholology used in this study. The first two chapters are descriptive. Based on Florentine household inventories preserved in the archives of the Office of Wards (Ufficio degli pupilli), chapter one describes the organization and contents of Florentine Renaissance houses and discusses the physical locations of art in those houses. Chapter two outlines the behavior in the marketplace for art and domestic fumisriings of six patricians who lived between 1450 and 1530; this chapter is dral/ll"l from these men' s personal records. The third chapter analyzes the broader patterns of their actions, stressing the importance of marriage as an occasion for the establishment of a household and focusing on the central place of the chamber (camera) in the earlier Renaissance concept of a house. This chapter also considers the function of religious art in houses. The fourth chapter carries the discussion well into the sixteenth century by locking at the behavior of later generatiens of Renaissance Florentines. The final chapter discusses the importance of collections of painting and sculpture; its subject is the formatien of a heretofore unknown collection, that formed by Piero d'Agnolo Guicciardini. The cenclusion speculates en the broader cultural importance of the domestic setting of the arts in Renaissance Florence.

Item Type: Book
Series Name: 0
Language: English
Publisher: University of Groningen
Place of Publication: UMI
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 10:42

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