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Gusto for things : a history of objects in seventeenth-century Rome

Author: Renata Ago; Bradford Bouley; Corey Tazzara; Paula Findlen
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a material world - our homes are filled with things, from electronics to curios, that disclose as much about us and our aspirations as they do about current trends. This book reconstructs  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Renata Ago; Bradford Bouley; Corey Tazzara; Paula Findlen
ISBN: 9780226010571 0226010570 022600838X 9780226008387
OCLC Number: 794306414
Description: xxxvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: early modern Romans and their things / by Paula Findlen --
A note on Roman coins and money --
Introduction --
The nature of goods --
The function of goods --
Reflecting on things --
Material goods --
Furniture --
Furnishings and clothing --
Immaterial things --
The great collections --
Paintings --
Ostentatious things --
Books.
Other Titles: Gusto delle cose.
Responsibility: Renata Ago ; translated from the Italian by Bradford Bouley and Corey Tazzara, with Paula Findlen ; with a foreword by Paula Findlen.

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"This original and perceptive book goes beyond the classic studies of material culture, from Fernand Braudel to Daniel Roche, by focusing on the relation between people and things, the affection that Read more...

 
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