The Resource Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, Lia Markey, (ebook)

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, Lia Markey, (ebook)

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Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence
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Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence
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Lia Markey
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eng
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The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture. In collecting New World objects such as featherwork, codices, turquoise, and live plants and animals, the Medici grand dukes undertook a 'vicarious conquest' of the Americas. As a result of their efforts, Renaissance Florence boasted one of the largest collections of objects from the New World as well as representations of the Americas in a variety of media. Through a close examination of archival sources, including inventories and Medici letters, Lia Markey uncovers the provenance, history, and meaning of goods from and images of the Americas in Medici collections, and she shows how these novelties were incorporated into the culture of the Florentine court. More than just a study of the discoveries themselves, this volume is a vivid exploration of the New World as it existed in the minds of the Medici and their contemporaries. Scholars of Italian and American art history will especially welcome and benefit from Markey's insight
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Midwest
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Markey, Lia
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704.9/4997
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Medici, House of
  • Indian art
  • Indian art
  • Indian art
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art, Italian
  • America
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adult
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Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, Lia Markey, (ebook)
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9780271078229
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11800996
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11800996
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MWT11800996
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, Lia Markey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271078229
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11800996
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11800996
System control number
MWT11800996
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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