Renaissance Palace in Florence: Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy

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Overview

This book provides a reassessment of the theory of magnificence in light of the related social virtue of splendour. Author James Lindow highlights how magnificence, when applied to private palaces, extended beyond the exterior to include the interior as a series of splendid spaces where virtuous expenditure could and should be displayed.

Examining the fifteenth-century Florentine palazzo from a new perspective, Lindow's groundbreaking study considers these buildings comprehensively as complete entities, from the exterior through to the interior. This book highlights the ways in which classical theory and Renaissance practice intersected in quattrocento Florence. Using unpublished inventories, private documents and surviving domestic objects, The Renaissance Palace in Florence offers a more nuanced understanding of the early modern urban palace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754660927
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

James Lindow was the first Renaissance PhD from the Royal College of Art / Victoria & Albert Museum History of Design course, and completed his MA in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of East Anglia. He has convened conferences and published articles on diverse aspects of the Renaissance, lectures widely in the UK and overseas, and is currently fine art underwriter for AXA Art Insurance in London.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Debated concepts: magnificence and splendour
The classical and medieval precedents for magnificence
The magnificence debate in 15th-century Florence
The currency of the magnificence debates in 15th-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 fa├žade
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
Appendices
Inventory of Gabriello di Messer Bartolomeo Panciatichi (1430)
Inventory of Gismondo di Messer Agniolo della Stufa (1495)
'Camera bella' of Lorenzo di Giovanni Tornabuoni (1497) Bibliography
Index.
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