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The Resource Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence : Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Stefanie Solum

Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence : Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Stefanie Solum

Label
Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence : Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace
Title
Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence
Title remainder
Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace
Statement of responsibility
Stefanie Solum
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici's impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman's contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century Florence. This focused investigation of the Medici family's domestic altarpiece, Filippo Lippi's Adoration of the Christ Child, is broad in its ramifications. Mapping out the cultural network of gender, piety, and power in which Lippi's painting was originally embedded, author Stefanie Solum challenges the received wisdom that women played little part in actively shaping visual culture during the Florentine Quattrocento. She uses visual evidence never before brought to bear on the topic to reveal that Lucrezia Tornabuoni - shrewd power-broker, pious poetess, and mother of the 'Magnificent' Lorenzo de' Medici - also had a profound impact on the visual arts. Lucrezia emerges as a fascinating key to understanding the ways in which female lay religiosity created the visual world of Renaissance Florence. The Medici case study establishes, at long last, a robust historical basis for the assertion of women's agency and patronage in the deeply patriarchal and artistically dynamic society of Quattrocento Florence. As such, it offers a new paradigm for the understanding, and future study, of female patronage during this period."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N5273.2.T67
LC item number
S65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Visual culture in early modernity
Label
Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence : Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Stefanie Solum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lucrezia Tornabuoni de'Medici and the power of female patronage in fifteenth-century Florence -- Saving the Medici -- Gendered histories: Lucrezia Tornabuoni's spiritual activism -- Choosing the child Baptist: beyond a civic icon -- From outside in: the child Baptist, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, and contemplative turn -- Garden, forest, and mountain: navigating the Baptist's wilderness in te Palazzo Medici Adoration -- Lucrezia Tornabuoni, female piety, and the power of patronage
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781409462033
Isbn Type
(hardcover ;
Lccn
2014017415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881206263
Label
Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence : Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Stefanie Solum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lucrezia Tornabuoni de'Medici and the power of female patronage in fifteenth-century Florence -- Saving the Medici -- Gendered histories: Lucrezia Tornabuoni's spiritual activism -- Choosing the child Baptist: beyond a civic icon -- From outside in: the child Baptist, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, and contemplative turn -- Garden, forest, and mountain: navigating the Baptist's wilderness in te Palazzo Medici Adoration -- Lucrezia Tornabuoni, female piety, and the power of patronage
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781409462033
Isbn Type
(hardcover ;
Lccn
2014017415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881206263

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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