The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance

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This book traces the rich history of the northern Italian city of Mantua from its mythic origins described in Dante s "Inferno" to its cultural heyday during the Renaissance (under the patronage of the powerful Gonzaga family), and to its eventual decline and annexation by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The fortunes of Mantua rose and fell with those of the Gonzaga family, who ruled as imperial vicars from the fourteenth to the early eighteenth century. They transformed the city into a major cultural center by commissioning ...

The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance 2008, Getty Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892368402

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