Cosimo I De'Medici as Collector

Antiquities and Archaeology in Sixteenth-century Florence

Author: Andrea Gáldy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: History

Page: 571

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This study is exploring the collections and the collector's aims in putting together one of the major examples of a princely collection of antiquities. Both the categories of the objects and the forms of display adopted at different times during Cosimo's reign are discussed in the historical context of a developing and expanding independent principality. Using a wealth of (mostly unpublished) archival sources, this volume attempts to reconstruct as far as possible the collection and its display in Florence. It also sets out the archaeological and artistic context of Cosimo's collection of antiquities that survives in part in the Florentine museums. Cosimo I de' Medici (1519-1574) collected antiquities from the moment he became Duke of Florence in January 1537. In so doing he continued a family tradition from the previous century and also connected with the cultural politics of the main line of the house of Medici.

Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum

Author: MaiaWellington Gahtan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351565508

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum offers the first dedicated and comprehensive study of Vasari?s original contributions to the making of museums, addressing the subject from the full range of aspects - collecting, installation, conceptual-historical - in which his influence is strongly felt. Uniting specialists of Giorgio Vasari with scholars of historical museology, this collection of essays presents a cross-disciplinary overview of Vasari?s approaches to the collecting and display of art, artifacts and memorabilia. Although the main focus of the book is on the mid-late 16th century, contributors also bring to light that Vasari?s museology enjoyed a substantial afterlife well into the modern museum era. This volume is a fundamental addition to the museum studies literature and a welcome enhancement to the scholarly industry on Giorgio Vasari.

Concepts of Value in European Material Culture, 1500-1900

Author: Bert De Munck,Dries Lyna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317162404

Category: History

Page: 304

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In contemporary society it would seem self-evident that people allow the market to determine the values of products and services. For everything from a loaf of bread to a work of art to a simple haircut, value is expressed in monetary terms and seen as determined primarily by the 'objective' interplay between supply and demand. Yet this 'price-mechanism' is itself embedded in conventions and frames of reference which differed according to time, place and product type. Moreover, the dominance of the conventions of utility maximising and calculative homo economicus is a relatively new phenomenon, and one which directly correlates to the steady advent of capitalism in early modern Europe. This volume brings together scholars with expertise in a variety of related fields, including economic history, the history of consumption and material culture, art history, and the history of collecting, to explore changing concepts of value from the early modern period to the nineteenth century and present a new view on the advent of modern economic practices. Jointly, they fundamentally challenge traditional historical narratives about the rise of our contemporary market economy and consumer society.

Cosimo I De' Medici and His Self-Representation in Florentine Art and Culture

Author: Henk Th. van Veen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521837227

Category: Art

Page: 265

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In this study, Henk Th. van Veen reassesses how Cosimo de' Medici represented himself in images during the course of his rule. The text examines not only art and architecture, but also literature, historiography, religion, and festive culture.

Women Patrons and Collectors

Author: Susan Bracken,Andrea M. Gáldy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443834769

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 9791

In looking at the history of collecting, one may be excused for regarding it as an activity in which, traditionally, women have shown little interest or in which they have not been involved. As the present volume shows, women—particularly aristocratic women—not only resisted this discrimination through the ages, but also built important collections and used them to their own advantage, in order to make statements about their lineage, power, cultural heritage or religious preferences. That is not to say that there was not an increasing number of middle-class women who became draughtswomen, painters and natural scientists and who found it equally beneficial for their chosen profession to collect. In every case, the female collector chose to collect and what to collect; she chose how and where to present the collection and she also decided when to dispose of objects, thereby occasionally taking on a curatorial role. Women have been seen as gatherers of furnishings, jewellery, dress and objects of domestic life. This third volume in the Collecting & Display series of conference proceedings challenges such perceptions through the detailed analysis of different types of collecting by women from the early modern period onwards; it thus seeks to give a voice to a group of important female collectors from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century whose importance for the history of collecting has not yet, or not sufficiently, been acknowledged.

Collecting and dynastic ambition

Author: Susan Bracken,Andrea Gáldy,Adriana Turpin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 143

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Renaissance

Page: N.A

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Common ground

archaeology, art, science, and humanities : proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Boston, August 23-26, 2003

Author: Carol C. Mattusch,Alice A. Donohue,Amy Brauer

Publisher: Oxbow Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781842171837

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

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This volume contains over 150 papers presented at the Classical Congress held in Boston, Massachussetts in August 2003. CONTENTS: Contents include: "Creative Mischief": Harold E. Edgerton's Instrumental Contributions to Maritime Archaeology (Claire Calcagno); Recent Work on the Eastern Hill of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace (Bonna Daix Wescoat); The Survival of the Fit: Observations on the Neo-Attic Maenads and Their Predecessors (Beryl Barr-Sharrar); Etruscan Women at Tarquinia: Skeletal Evidence for Tomb Use (Marshall Joseph Becker); Murals of the Villa of the Mysteries by Maria Barosso: Archaeology, Art, and Politics in the 1920s (Elaine K. Gazda); The Iconography of Gender: Dark Men and Light Women in Archaic Greek Painting (Mary Ann Eaverly); The Port of Sicilian Naxos and the Ancient Urban Landscape (David Blackman and Maria Costanza Lentini); Protecting Athena's Children: Amulets in Classical Athens (Alexis Q. Castor).

Leben des Benvenuto Cellini

Author: Benvenuto Cellini

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849607356


Page: 401

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Benvenuto Cellini gilt als einer der großen Bildhauer der Nachantike und als ein typischer „uomo universale“ der italienischen Renaissance. Nachdem sein Werk mehrere hundert Jahre nahezu vergessen war, wurde es zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts neu entdeckt. Er wirkte an der Schwelle der Hochrenaissance zum Manierismus als Bildhauer, Goldschmied, Medailleur, aber auch als Schriftsteller und Musiker. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

The Best of Italy

Author: Sheila Mooney,Lidia Breda

Publisher: Gayot

ISBN: 9781881066163

Category: Travel

Page: 327

View: 6498

Masterpieces in pietre dure

Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi and other museums and monuments in Florence

Author: Anna Maria Giusti

Publisher: Mondadori Electa


Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 8656


Author: College Art Association of America. Conference

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1460

Encyclopedia of archaeology

history and discoveries

Author: Tim Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576071984

Category: Social Science

Page: 1432

View: 6740

In the light of Apollo

Italian Renaissance and Greece : 22 December 2003-31 March 2004

Author: Ethnikē Pinakothēkē, Mouseion Alexandrou Soutsou

Publisher: N.A


Category: Renaissance

Page: 1190

View: 909