Private Lives in Renaissance Venice

Private Lives in Renaissance Venice

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qAs the sixteenth century opened, members of the patriciate were increasingly withdrawing from trade, desiring to be seen as qgentlemen in factq as well as qgentlemen in name.q The author considers why this was so and explores such wide-ranging themes as attitudes toward wealth and display, the articulation of family identity, the interplay between the public and the private, and the emergence of characteristically Venetian decorative practices and styles of art and architecture. Brown focuses new light on the visual culture of Venetian women - how they lived within, furnished, and decorated their homes; what spaces were allotted to them; what their roles and domestic tasks were; how they dressed; how they raised their children; and how they entertained. Bringing together both high arts and low, the book examines all aspects of Renaissance material culture.q--BOOK JACKET.The Delia Torre used exactly the same phrase above the main door of their far more modest house behind SS Apostoli ... good: the rejection, in short, of the traditional values of mediocritds and restraint expressed in the Della Torre inscriptions. ... however, that there were never any legislative efforts to testrict palace building/w se, only their interior decoration. ... for example, with its deep }9 Inscription on the portal of the water entrance of Palazzo Barbarigo della Terra/. za on Rio Sananbsp;...

Title:Private Lives in Renaissance Venice
Author: Patricia Fortini Brown
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2004

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