|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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About the Author
John T. Paoletti is William B. Kenan Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Art History at Wesleyan University.
Table of ContentsIntroducion Roger J. Crum and John T. Paoletti; Part I. The Theatre of Florence: 1. Florentine politics and urban spaces John M. Najemy; 2. Theatres of everyday life Sharon T. Strocchia; Part II. The Public Realm: 3. The Piazza della Signoria as practiced place Stephen J. Milner; 4. Structuring communal history through repeated metaphors of rule Sarah Blake McHam; 5. Corporate beneficence and historical narratives of communal well-being Philip Gavitt; 6. The spaces of plebian ritual and the boundaries of transgression David Rosenthal; 7. Ritual trading at the Florentine wool cloth botteghe Adrienne Atwell; Part III. Relatives, Friends, and Neighbors: 8. Neighborhood as microcosm Nicholas Eckstein; 9. The palace and villa as spaces of patrician self-definition Michael Lingohr; 10. '... full of people of every sort': the domestic interior Roger J. Crum and John T. Paoletti; Part IV. Men and Women: 11. Mean streets, familiar streets, or the fat woodcarver and the masculine spaces of renaissance Florence Guido Ruggiero; 12. Did women have a space? Natalie Thomas; Part V. The Spaces of the Spiritual: 13. Sacred place and liturgical space: Florence's renaissance churches Robert W. Gaston; 14. Memorial chapels in churches: The privatization and transformation of sacred spaces Jonathan Katz Nelson; 15. The aural space of the sacred in renaissance Florence Peter Howard; 16. Identity and alliance: urban presence, spatial privilege, and Florentine renaissance convents Saundra Weddle; Part VI. Across Space and Time: 17. The workshop as the space of collaborative artisitic production Anabel Thomas; 18. The replicated image in Florence, 1300-1600 Patricia Emison; 19. From the workshop to the academy: the emergence of the artist in renaissance Florence Andrea Bolland.
What People are Saying About This
"The spatial fabric of the city...becomes the vehicle for examining Florentine daily life, from confraternal processions and artisanal workshops to domestic interiors, both plebian and patrician."
"Substantial notes and bibliography expand this volume to a very hefty size. Yet unlike many large encyclopedic collections of recent years that serve mainly to digest the authors' and other longer works on the subjects at hand, this volume contains much that is new without merely descending into detail and the particular. It points to the value of accumulated local knowledge and scholarship in allowing for richer and finer-grained historical understanding. It also serves as an example of the continuing fruitful collaborations between history and the history of art that have long characterized Renaissance studies."
-Ann E. Moyer, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, H-NET
"This welcome collection of essays on the society and art of Renaissance Florence serves as an up to date and accessible introduction to much current research in the field."
-F.W. Kent, Monash University, The Catholic Historical Review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Did you ever wonder what societal conditions produced the miracle of Renaissance Florence? This book goes a long way towards making connections between what was happening on the ground in Florence in the 13th -15th century and how the social life of the city in all of its many elements created an atmosphere one of the greatest artistic flowerings in the history of Western Civilization. I highly recommend the book.