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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:   eBook : Document : 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
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Kent, F.W. (Francis William), 1942-
Lorenzo de' Medici and the art of magnificence.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003016412
Named Person: Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici; Lorenzo de' Medici
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F W Kent
ISBN: 9781435692732 143569273X 9780801892011 0801892015 0801878683 9780801878688
OCLC Number: 646769579
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 230 pages) : illustrations.
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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