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The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee

Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
Title
The ugly Renaissance
Title remainder
sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Lee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous. But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the best-known artworks of the Renaissance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Alexander
Dewey number
945/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DG445
LC item number
.L44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renaissance
  • Degeneration
  • Italy
  • Italy
Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 360-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536592
Lccn
2013015480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, genealogical tables, map
System control number
  • ocn842307505
  • (OCoLC)842307505
Label
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 360-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385536592
Lccn
2013015480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, genealogical tables, map
System control number
  • ocn842307505
  • (OCoLC)842307505

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