Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace

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Although we live in an era when vast sums of money are lavished on wedding festivities, we are not unique: in Renaissance Italy, middle- and upper-class families spent enormous amounts on marriages that were intended to establish or consolidate the status and lineage of one or both of the respective families. This lavishly illustrated book explores the social and economic background to marriage in Renaissance Florence and discusses the objects--paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and household items- ...

Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace 2009, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300095630

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