Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy

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You are what you own. So believed many of the elite men and women of Renaissance Italy. The notion that a person's belongings transmit something about their personal history, status, and "character" was renewed in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Objects of Virtue explores the multiple meanings and values of the objects with which families like the Medici, Este, and Gonzaga surrounded themselves. This lavishly illustrated volume examines the complicated relationships between the so-called "fine arts"--painting ...

Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892366576

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Objects of Virtue: Art in Renaissance Italy 2001, British Museum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780714128054

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