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Dressing Renaissance Florence

Author : Carole Collier Frick
ISBN : 9781421403755
Genre : History
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Dressing Renaissance Florence enables us to better understand the social and cultural milieu of Renaissance Italy.

Dressing Renaissance Florence

Author : Carole Collier Frick
ISBN : 0801869390
Genre : History
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As portraits, private diaries, and estate inventories make clear, elite families of the Italian Renaissance were obsessed with fashion, investing as much as forty percent of their fortunes on clothing. In fact, the most elaborate outfits of the period could cost more than a good-sized farm out in the Mugello. Yet despite its prominence in both daily life and the economy, clothing has been largely overlooked in the rich historiography of Renaissance Italy. In Dressing Renaissance Florence, however, Carole Collier Frick provides the first in-depth study of the Renaissance fashion industry, focusing on Florence, a city founded on cloth, a city of wool manufacturers, finishers, and merchants, of silk dyers, brocade weavers, pearl dealers, and goldsmiths. From the artisans who designed and assembled the outfits to the families who amassed fabulous wardrobes, Frick's wide-ranging and innovative interdisciplinary history explores the social and political implications of clothing in Renaissance Italy's most style-conscious city. Frick begins with a detailed account of the industry itself -- its organization within the guild structure of the city, the specialized work done by male and female workers of differing social status, the materials used and their sources, and the garments and accessories produced. She then shows how the driving force behind the growth of the industry was the elite families of Florence, who, in order to maintain their social standing and family honor, made continuous purchases of clothing -- whether for everyday use or special occasions -- for their families and households. And she concludes with an analysis of the clothes themselves: what pieces made up an outfit; how outfits differed for men, women, and children; and what colors, fabrics, and design elements were popular. Further, and perhaps more basically, she asks how we know what we know about Renaissance fashion and looks to both Florence's sumptuary laws, which defined what could be worn on the streets, and the depiction of contemporary clothing in Florentine art for the answer. For Florence's elite, appearance and display were intimately bound up with self-identity. Dressing Renaissance Florence enables us to better understand the social and cultural milieu of Renaissance Italy.

Fashion And Masculinity In Renaissance Florence

Author : Elizabeth Currie
ISBN : 9781474249775
Genre : Design
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Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or effeminate? How could a man dress for court without bankrupting himself? This book explores the whole story of clothing, from the tailor's workshop to spectacular court festivities, to show how the male nobility in one of Italy's main textile production centers used their appearances to project social, sexual, and professional identities. Sixteenth-century male fashion is often associated with swagger and ostentation but this book shows that Florentine clothing reflected manhood at a much deeper level, communicating a very Italian spectrum of male virtues and vices, from honor, courage, and restraint to luxury and excess. Situating dress at the heart of identity formation, Currie traces these codes through an array of sources, including unpublished archival records, surviving garments, portraiture, poetry, and personal correspondence between the Medici and their courtiers. Addressing important themes such as gender, politics, and consumption, Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence sheds fresh light on the sartorial culture of the Florentine court and Italy as a whole.

Remembering Masculinity In Early Modern Florence

Author : Allison Mary Levy
ISBN : 0754654044
Genre : Art
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This book nuances our understanding of commemorative portraiture in early modern Florence. The author argues that male and female portraiture, complexly generated within a discourse of male anxiety and pre-mortuary mourning, could pictorially console the subject against his own potentially unmourned death. Merging early modern visual culture and critical theories of the body, this book raises new questions about Renaissance portraiture and re-configures our understanding of masculinity and mourning.

Marriage Dowry And Citizenship In Late Medieval And Renaissance Italy

Author : Julius Kirshner
ISBN : 9781442664524
Genre : History
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Through his research on the status of women in Florence and other Italian cities, Julius Kirshner helped to establish the socio-legal history of women in late medieval and Renaissance Italy and challenge the idea that Florentine women had an inferior legal position and civic status. In Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Kirshner collects nine important essays which address these issues in Florence and the cities of northern and central Italy. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that draws on the methodologies of both social and legal history, the essays in this collection present a wealth of examples of daughters, wives, and widows acting as full-fledged social and legal actors. Revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, the essays in Marriage, Dowry, and Citizenship in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy appear alongside an extended introduction which situates them within the broader field of Renaissance legal history.

The Building Of Renaissance Florence

Author : Richard A. Goldthwaite
ISBN : 0801829771
Genre : History
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Awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize by the American Historical Association "Always fascinating... The reader will get from Goldthwaite's book on the economics of architecture a more lively and more authentic impression of life in Renaissance Florence than from many more general descriptions of Florentine culture." -- Felix Gilbert, New York Review of Books.

Italian Women Artists

Author : Vera Fortunati
ISBN : UOM:39015069290487
Genre : Art
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Surveying the women painters, engravers and sculptors working in 16th and 17th century Italy, this text examines their artistic practices and achievements.

Renaissance Florence

Author : Gene A. Brucker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010520760
Genre : Florence (Italy)
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Italian Renaissance Art

Author : Marilyn Bradshaw
ISBN : UOM:39015082653893
Genre : Art
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Focusing on select examples of Italian art spanning roughly four hundred years, Italian Renaissance Art: A Sourcebook explores contextual, explanatory information that is rarely part of general surveys of the period. Artists' chronologies are at the core of this text providing overviews of artists' careers with timelines of their activities and commentary on significant works. The book also uniquely incorporates numerous drawings, diagrams, and line arts as a means of allowing the reader to develop a fuller idea of the art of the period, Supporting the artists' chronologies are chapters devoted to historical notes and a glossary of terms, and concluding chapters offer in--depth information on select examples of Renaissance patrons and cities. Easy-to-find information and a highly accessible format encourage the cross--reading of sections, emphasizing the many interconnections among artists and patrons within a historical context. Such a layered presentation of information allows readers to construct a dynamic picture of the period and inspires an active role in looking at and thinking about Italian Renaissance art.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Clothing Through World History

Author : Jill Condra
ISBN : 0313336644
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Offers a comprehensive overview of the social, political, economic, and religious history of fashion and clothing from1501 to 1800, discussing how clothing has been used in cultures around the world and throughout time to signify one's beliefs, status, and ethnicity and exploring major trends that have influenced the development of fashion.

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