The material Renaissance /

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators: O'Malley, Michelle., Welch, Evelyn S., 1959-
Format: Book
Imprint: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2007.
Series:Studies in design.
Table of Contents:
  • List of figures
  • Republican Anxiety and Courtly Confidence: The Politics of Magnificence and Fifteenth-Century Italian Architecture
  • Making Money: Pricing and Payments in Renaissance Italy
  • The Social World of Price Formation: Prices and Consumption in Sixteenth-century Ferrara
  • Perugino and the Contingency of Value
  • Part 2. Innovation, Production and Design
  • States and Crafts: Relocating Technical Skills in Renaissance Italy
  • Diversity and Design in the Florentine Tailoring Trade, 1550-1620
  • Art and the Table in Sixteenth-century Mantua: Feeding the Demand for Innovative Design
  • The Illuminated Manuscript as a Commodity: Production, Consumption and the cartolaio's role in fifteenth-century Italy
  • Part 3. Objects and Exchange
  • List of tables
  • Credit and Credibility: Used Goods and Social Relations in Sixteenth-century Florence
  • The Innkeeper's Goods: The Use and Acquisition of Household Property in Sixteenth-century Siena
  • Coins, Cloaks and Candlesticks: The Economics of Extravagance
  • Index
  • List of contributors
  • Notes on currencies and measurements
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. The Rhetoric and Practice of Expenditure
  • Consuming Problems: Worldly Goods in Renaissance Venice