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The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400-1700

Objects, Spaces, Domesticities

Erin J. Campbell Stephanie R. Miller (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque) Elizabeth Carroll Consavari



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02 December 2016
Emphasizing on the one hand the reconstruction of the material culture of specific residences, and on the other, the way in which particular domestic objects reflect, shape, and mediate family values and relationships within the home, this volume offers a distinct contribution to research on the early modern Italian domestic interior. Though the essays mainly take an art historical approach, the book is interdisciplinary in that it considers the social implications of domestic objects for family members of different genders, age, and rank, as well as for visitors to the home. By adopting a broad chronological framework that encompasses both Renaissance and Baroque Italy, and by expanding the regional scope beyond Florence and Venice to include domestic interiors from less studied centers such as Urbino, Ferrara, and Bologna, this collection offers genuinely new perspectives on the home in early modern Italy.
Edited by:   Erin J. Campbell, Stephanie R. Miller (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque), Elizabeth Carroll Consavari
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   494g
ISBN:   9781138269613
ISBN 10:   1138269611
Series:   Visual Culture in Early Modernity
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 December 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Erin J. Campbell is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Victoria, Canada. Stephanie R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Art History at Coastal Carolina University, USA. Elizabeth Carroll Consavari is Lecturer in Art History at San Jose State University, USA.

Reviews for The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400-1700: Objects, Spaces, Domesticities

'A short review cannot do justice to the breadth and depth of quality research in this book. It provides an excellent account of the field and it deserves to be highly regarded.' Parergon 'As with the theme itself, the book's audience is wide, encompassing art, architectural, and cultural historians who, like its editors and contributors, wish to breathe a little social life in the Renaissance palace (Richard Goldthwaite, Wealth and Demand for Art in Italy, 1300 -1600 [1995], qtd. in 1). This is certainly achieved insofar as the variety of topics examined and the richness of the scholarship, including ways of interpreting inventories, are concerned. ...A collection of such scholarship makes an important contribution to increasingly developing studies on material culture and indeed furnishes our understanding of domesticity in the early modern period.' Renaissance Quarterly

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