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Rethinking the Renaissance: Burgundian Arts across Europe
     

Rethinking the Renaissance: Burgundian Arts across Europe

by Marina Belozerskaya
 

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In this study, Marina Belozerskaya re-establishes the importance of the Burgundian court as a center of art production and patronage in early modern Europe. Beginning with a historiographical and theoretical overview, she offers an analysis of contemporary documents and patterns of patronage, demonstrating that Renaissance tastes were formed through a fusion of

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In this study, Marina Belozerskaya re-establishes the importance of the Burgundian court as a center of art production and patronage in early modern Europe. Beginning with a historiographical and theoretical overview, she offers an analysis of contemporary documents and patterns of patronage, demonstrating that Renaissance tastes were formed through a fusion of international currents and art works in a variety of media. Among the most prestigious were those emanating out of the Burgundian court, which embodied prevailing contemporary values: magnificence in appearance, ceremony and surroundings, chivalry inspired by Greco-Roman antiquity, and power manifested through ingenious ensembles of luxury arts. The potency of this 'Burgundian mode' fostered a pan-European demand for its arts and their creators, with rulers in England, Germany, Spain and Italy itself eagerly acquiring Burgundian art works. This interdisciplinary study of the Burgundian arts provides a new paradigm for further inquiry into the pluralism and cosmopolitanism of the Renaissance.

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"This book is important, thought-provoking and a wonderful addition to the scholarly literature."
Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes, University of Stavanger, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

"Rethinking the Renaissance is a treasue house, a true thesaurus, of facts and details pertaining to the production, patronage and reception of Bugundian arts in the fifteenth century."
Mark A. Meadow, University of California, Historians of Netherlandish Art

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107605442
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"This book is important, thought-provoking and a wonderful addition to the scholarly literature."
Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes, University of Stavanger, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

"Rethinking the Renaissance is a treasue house, a true thesaurus, of facts and details pertaining to the production, patronage and reception of Bugundian arts in the fifteenth century."
Mark A. Meadow, University of California, Historians of Netherlandish Art

Meet the Author

Marina Belozerskaya is a scholar of early modern European art. She is the author, most recently, of To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology (2009) and The Medici Giraffe and Other Tales of Exotic Animals and Power (2006).

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