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Lorenzo de' Medici and the art of magnificence

Author: F W Kent
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
Series: Johns Hopkins symposia in comparative history, 24th.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the past half century, scholars have downplayed the significance of Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) as a patron of the arts. Less wealthy than his grandfather Cosimo, the argument goes, Lorenzo was far more interested in collecting ancient objects of art than in commissioning contemporary art or architecture. His earlier reputation as a patron was said to be largely a construct of humanist exaggeration and
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F W Kent
ISBN: 0801878683 9780801878688 9780801886270 0801886279
OCLC Number: 52750164
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the myth of Lorenzo --
The aesthetic education of Lorenzo --
The temptation to be magnificent, 1468-1484 --
Lorenzo and the Florentine building boom, 1485-1492 --
Lorenzo, "Fine husbandman," and Villa-Builder, 1483-1492.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins symposia in comparative history, 24th.
Responsibility: F.W. Kent.
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