Posts Tagged ‘Hardcover’

Book on Music (I Tatti Renaissance Library) (Hardcover)

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Between 1485 and 1492 Cardinal Ascanio Sforza was the recipient of a music treatise composed for him by “Florentius Musicus” (Florentius de Faxolis), who had served him in Naples and Rome. Now in Milan, the richly illuminated small parchment codex bears witness to the musical interests of the cardinal, himself an avid singer taught by […]

European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution (Hardcover)

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Both a work of scholarship, and a treasury of information, for anyone seeking a factual and vivid account of the story of arms from the Renaissance period to the Industrial Revolution. The author chooses as his starting-point the invasion of Italy by France in 1494, which sowed the dragon’s teeth of all the successive European […]

Flaunting: Style and the Subversive Male Body in Renaissance England (Hardcover)

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

In the early modern period, the theatrical stage offered one of the most popular forms of entertainment and aesthetic pleasure. It also fulfilled an important cultural function by displaying modes of behaviour and dramatizing social interaction within a community. Flaunting argues that the theatre in late sixteenth-century England created the conditions for a subculture of […]

Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics (Hardcover)

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

While composers of sacred music in 16th-century Venice were devising increasingly complex choral polyphony, Venetian architects began to develop new configurations of sacred space. This fascinating book explores the direct relationship between architectural design and sacred music in Renaissance Venice. Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti combine historical research into the architectural and liturgical traditions of a dozen […]

Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries (Hardcover)

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Around 1525 a new fashion emerged in armour design, inspired by the forms and ornament of classical art. Embossed in high relief, richly gilt, and inlaid with gold and silver, these lavish parade armours are invariably associated with Filippo Negroli, the most innovative and celebrated of the renowned armourers of Milan. He and his family […]

Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe: Proud Lookes and Brave Attire (Hardcover)

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Of all the riches of the sixteenth-century European nobleman, none spoke more powerfully of his heroism, wealth, and taste than his armor, clothing, and weapons. Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s popular arms and armor collection—which includes the armor of such notables as Henry IV of France and Philip III of Spain–Angus Patterson looks […]

The Book in the Renaissance (Hardcover)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Review “An authoritative, innovative and succinct account of one of the most fundamental issues in Renaissance history, the role of the printed book.”—Henry Kamen (Henry Kamen ) The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, […]

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