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
     
 

In this book, Amanda Lillie challenges and urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture and patronage strategies of the Strozzi and the Sassetti clans in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Based entirely on unpublished archival material and little-known buildings, the value systems that emerge from… See more details below

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In this book, Amanda Lillie challenges and urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture and patronage strategies of the Strozzi and the Sassetti clans in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Based entirely on unpublished archival material and little-known buildings, the value systems that emerge from these sources are very different from the traditional, idealised interpretation of the "Renaissance villa".

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The acquisition and alienation of country property9
Ch. 2The agricultural estate24
Ch. 3Sites39
Ch. 4The villa complex58
Ch. 5Repair, construction and rural patronage80
Ch. 6The architecture of a Casa Da Signore : Santuccio105
Ch. 7Villa interiors133
Ch. 8Villa functions and attitudes147
Ch. 9The Sassetti family and their property159
Ch. 10Francesco Sassetti's villa at La Pietra180
Ch. 11The villa at La Pietra in the context of contemporary architecture220
Ch. 12The role of the villa at La Pietra in the life of Francesco Sassetti241
App. ASelective genealogies of the Strozzi and Sassetti villa owners259
App. BList of Strozzi villas269
App. CThe 1499 division among the sons of Francesco Sassetti285
App. DNotarised agreement between Francesco Sassetti and Giovanni di Domenico Legnaiuolo289

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