The Renaissance palace in Florence : magnificence and splendour in fifteenth-century Italy /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Lindow, James.
Format: Book
Imprint: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Online Access:Table of contents only
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Debated concepts: magnificence and splendour
  • The classical and medieval precedents for magnificence
  • The magnificence debate in 15th-century Florence
  • The currency of the magnificence debates in 15th-century Florence
  • Magnificent architecture
  • The motivation to build: for God, for the city and for oneself
  • Exemplary magnificence: building anew in the antique style
  • The principle of decorum in the architectural treatises of Alberti and Filarete
  • Going beyond the palace facade
  • Connecting the interior and exterior
  • The accessibility of the palace and its spaces
  • Magnificent hospitality in the splendid interior
  • The splendid interior
  • Rooms and their functions
  • Furniture and display in the splendid interior
  • La camera bella: the room made beautiful through domestic display
  • Conclusion
  • Inventory of Gabriello di Messer Bartolomeo Panciatichi (1430)
  • Inventory of Gismondo di Messer Agniolo della Stufa (1495)
  • 'Camera bella' of Lorenzo di Giovanni Tornabuoni (1497)
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
  • Index