Florentine Villas in the Fifteenth Century: An Architectural and Social History by Amanda Lillie | 9780521181389 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Florentine Villas in the Fifteenth Century: An Architectural and Social History

Florentine Villas in the Fifteenth Century: An Architectural and Social History

by Amanda Lillie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521181380

ISBN-13: 9780521181389

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Amanda Lillie challenges the urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture and patronage strategies in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Based entirely on unpublished archival material, her book examines a number of villas from this period. The villa emerges as a functional, utilitarian farming unit

Overview

Amanda Lillie challenges the urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture and patronage strategies in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Based entirely on unpublished archival material, her book examines a number of villas from this period. The villa emerges as a functional, utilitarian farming unit upon whose success families depended, and where dynastic and patrimonial values could be nurtured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521181389
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
1,050,958
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Strozzi: 1. The acquisition and alienation of country property; 2. The agricultural estate; 3. Sites; 4. The villa complex; 5. Repair, construction and rural patronage; 6. The architecture of a 'Casa da Signore': Santuccio; 7. Villa interiors; 8. Villa functions and attitudes; Part II. The Sassetti: 9. The Sassetti family and their property; 10. Francesco Sassetti's Villa at La Pietra; 11. The Villa at La Pietra in the context of contemporary architecture; 12. The role of the Villa at La Pietra in the life of Francesco Sassetti; Conclusion; Appendices.

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