Architecture as Performance in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Court Ritual in Modena, Rome, and Paris

Architecture as Performance in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Court Ritual in Modena, Rome, and Paris

by Alice Jarrard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521815096

ISBN-13: 9780521815093

Pub. Date: 11/27/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Probing the role of culture in state craft, Alice Jarrard focuses on the ambitious Italian patron, Duke Francesco d'Este of Modena. The Duke deployed art works for his exiled family by drawing from vital Italian court traditions. He imported opera theater designs from Venice and called on famed Roman artists to create portraits and palaces. Demonstrating how…  See more details below

Overview

Probing the role of culture in state craft, Alice Jarrard focuses on the ambitious Italian patron, Duke Francesco d'Este of Modena. The Duke deployed art works for his exiled family by drawing from vital Italian court traditions. He imported opera theater designs from Venice and called on famed Roman artists to create portraits and palaces. Demonstrating how performance brought paintings, sculptures, and buildings to life, Jarrard reveals the dynamic role of art in seventeenth-century political discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815093
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/27/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. The urban arena; 2. The Duke and his theater; 3. Palace, status, dynastic refoundation; 4. Portraits: working images of the Prince; 5. Instrumenta regni: from the provinces to Rome and Paris.

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