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Title: Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts: Virtue and Magnificence
Description: London, George Weidenfield and Nicolson Ltd. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297833715) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall. pp 192 includes index. An Everyman Art Library publication. 'With their love of magnificant display thirst for international recognition, the Italian princely courts played a central part in the dvelopment of Renaissance art and culture. In the kingdom of Naples and the powerful duchy of Milan - as well as the smaller courts of Ferrara, Mantua and Urbino - aret was used not only as a manifestation of wealth and prestige but as an expression of religious, ideological and cultural apirations, and even as a tool of everyday government and diplomacy. Piero della Francesca, Francesca, Cosimo Tura, Pisanello, Ercole de' Roberti, andrrea Mantegna and leonardo da Vinci were among the great painters who helped realise the multifarious needs of kings, princes and their spouses.considers the role of artists and brings out the distinctive uses to which art was put in the various centres. The social, intellectual and artistic millieu of each court is brought to light, along with the complex personalties of rulers and artists.Cole paints a rich picture of the cultural spendour of the Italian Renaissance courts.'. Very Good - Near New.

Keywords: Nonfiction, Art. Italian, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance Court, Art, Culture 0297833715

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