Art, marriage, & family in the Florentine renaissance palace / Jacqueline Marie Musacchio.

"This illustrated book explores the social and economic background to marriage in Renaissance Florence and discusses the objects - paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and household items - associated with marriage and ongoing family life. By analyzing urban palaces and their fu...

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Main Author: Musacchio, Jacqueline Marie, 1967-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008.
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Summary:"This illustrated book explores the social and economic background to marriage in Renaissance Florence and discusses the objects - paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and household items - associated with marriage and ongoing family life. By analyzing urban palaces and their furnishings, Jacqueline Marie Musacchio shows how families interacted with art on a daily basis. This began at marriage, when the bride brought a dowry and the groom provided the home and its furnishings. It continued with the accumulation of objects during the marriage and the birth of children. And it ended with the redistribution of these same objects at death. Through the examination of art, documents, literature, and more, this lively book traces the life cycle of the Florentine Renaissance family through the art and objects that surrounded them in their home." -- Jacket.
Physical Description:vii, 344 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-329) and index.
ISBN:9780300095630 (alk. paper)
0300095635 (alk. paper)