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Lorenzo de'Medici, Collector of Antiquities

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Publisher Comments:

Lorenzo de'Medici was a passionate collector of objects from antiquity and the post-antiquity period as well as an important patron of the arts in fifteenth century Florence. His activities as a collector are documented in a group of 173 previously unknown letters included in this volume. As revealed in these letters, Lorenzo had a preference for small objects: coins, hardstone vases, and gems. This book reveals how such objects were studied, displayed, selected and valued by de'Medici and other collectors during this period.

Book News Annotation:

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) is well-known as a patron of the arts in 15th-century Florence; but his collecting also extended to earlier eras. Two leading scholars of Italian Renaissance art describe many of the ancient sculptures and smaller objects (e.g., coins, vases, gems) that he collected in two periods, and letters providing insights into his tastes, wide-ranging sources, and art market dealings. Many of the some 300 appended documents in Italian are noted to be previously unpublished. A lightly annotated inventory of the exquisite featured art is also included for art historians. Fusco was formerly affiliated with the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles); Corti is professor emeritus at I Tatti (Florence, Italy). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book explores Lorenzo de??? Medici??'s activities as a collector.

Table of Contents

1. The first period of collecting: 1465-1483; 2. The second period of collecting and Lorenzo's sources: 1484-1492; 3. Behavior in the art market; 4. The objects collected; 5. Contemplating the objects; 6. The image of Lorenzo as a collector and antiquarian; 7. The fate of Lorenzo's collection following the French invasion of Florence in 1494; 8. Lorenzo in the context of collecting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521452458
Author:
Fusco, Laurie
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Fusco, L.
Author:
Corti, G.
Author:
Corti, Gino
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Medici, Lorenzo de', --1449-1492--Art collect
Subject:
Medici, Lorenzo de' - Art collections
Subject:
Art -- Private collections -- Italy -- Florence.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
423
Dimensions:
11.10x8.70x1.30 in. 3.85 lbs.

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