The Resource Empire without end : antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527, Kathleen Wren Christian

Empire without end : antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527, Kathleen Wren Christian

Label
Empire without end : antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527
Title
Empire without end
Title remainder
antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Wren Christian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early fifteenth century, when Romans discovered ancient marble sculptures and inscriptions in the ruins, they often melted them into mortar. A hundred years later, however, antique marbles had assumed their familiar role as works of art displayed in private collections. Many of these collections, especially the Vatican Belvedere, are well known to art historians and archaeologists. Yet discussions of antiquities collecting in Rome too often begin with the Belvedere, that is, only after it was a widespread practice. In this important book, the author steps back to examine the "long" fifteenth century, a critical period in the history of antiquities collecting that has received scant attention. Kathleen Wren Christian examines shifts in the response of artists and writers to spectacular archaeological discoveries and the new role of collecting antiquities in the public life of Roman elites
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, Kathleen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N5760
LC item number
.C549 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Roman
  • Classical antiquities
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
Label
Empire without end : antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527, Kathleen Wren Christian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-423) and index
Contents
Antiquity as example: Rome in the era of Petrarch and Cola di Rienzo -- The poetics of the collection: Cardinal Prospero Colonna's "Gardens of Maecenas" -- Fictive genealogies and ancestral collections in fifteenth-century Rome -- The virtues of the papal collector: Paul II and Sixtus IV -- Pomponio Leto and the academic garden -- The era of collecting, 1480-1527 -- Epilogue: the Sack of Rome -- Catalogue: collections in Roman houses and vigne before 1527
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
ix, 440 p.
Isbn
9780300154214
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090542 25
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)472423779
  • (OCoLC)472423779
Label
Empire without end : antiquities collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350-1527, Kathleen Wren Christian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-423) and index
Contents
Antiquity as example: Rome in the era of Petrarch and Cola di Rienzo -- The poetics of the collection: Cardinal Prospero Colonna's "Gardens of Maecenas" -- Fictive genealogies and ancestral collections in fifteenth-century Rome -- The virtues of the papal collector: Paul II and Sixtus IV -- Pomponio Leto and the academic garden -- The era of collecting, 1480-1527 -- Epilogue: the Sack of Rome -- Catalogue: collections in Roman houses and vigne before 1527
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
ix, 440 p.
Isbn
9780300154214
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
20090542 25
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)472423779
  • (OCoLC)472423779

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