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Empire Without End - Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,348
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Empire Without End - Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527 (Hardcover): Kathleen Wren Christian

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Empire Without End - Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527 (Hardcover)

Kathleen Wren Christian

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In the early fifteenth century, when Romans discovered ancient marble sculptures and inscriptions in the ruins, they often melted them into mortar. A hundred years later, however, antique marbles had assumed their familiar role as works of art displayed in private collections. Many of these collections, especially the Vatican Belvedere, are well known to art historians and archaeologists. Yet discussions of antiquities collecting in Rome too often begin with the Belvedere - that is, only after it was a widespread practice. In this important book, the author steps back to examine the 'long' fifteenth century, a critical period in the history of antiquities collecting that has received scant attention. Kathleen Wren Christian examines shifts in the response of artists and writers to spectacular archaeological discoveries and the new role of collecting antiquities in the public life of Roman elites. She discusses the exemplary and political values of the antique celebrated in the era of Petrarch and the invention of fictive ancient ancestors as a rationale for collecting among the Roman nobility. She considers the unique contributions of Pomponio Leto's Academy to the invention of the antiquarian garden and shows how popes and cardinals came to dominate Rome's collecting scene, paying particular attention to the theatrical performances and banqueting rituals staged in ever larger, more elaborate sculpture gardens. The first part of the book concludes with the Sack of Rome in 1527, which brought about the dispersal of many of Rome's antiquities collections.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: August 2010
Authors: Kathleen Wren Christian
Dimensions: 273 x 210 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-15421-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > Renaissance art
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LSN: 0-300-15421-6
Barcode: 9780300154214

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