The Renaissance palace in Florence : magnificence and splendour in fifteenth-century Italy / James R. Lindow.

Published
  • Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate c2007
Physical description
xii, 265 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780754660927 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0754660923 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-259) and index.
Contents
  • Debated concepts : magnificence and splendour -- The classical and medieval precedents for magnificence -- The magnificence debate in fifteenth-century Florence -- The currency of the magnificence debates in fifteenth-century Florence -- Magnificent architecture -- The motivation to build : for God, for the city and for oneself -- Exemplary magnificence : building anew in the antique style -- The principle of decorum in the architectural treatises of Alberti and Filarete -- Going beyond the palace façade -- Connecting the interior and exterior -- The accessibility of the palace and its spaces -- Magnificent hospitality in the splendid interior -- The splendid interior -- Rooms and their functions -- Furniture and display in the splendid interior -- La camera bella : the room made beautiful through domestic display -- Conclusion.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • UK eLD e-books
Language
  • English

Summary

  • The author argues for a reassessment of the theory of magnificence in light of the related social virtue of splendour, demonstrating how magnificence, when applied to private palaces, extended beyond the exterior to include the interior as a series of spaces where virtuous 'splendid' expenditure could be displayed.

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