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Art and Power : Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650 - Roy Strong

Art and Power

Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650

Paperback Published: 21st November 1999
ISBN: 9780851152479
Number Of Pages: 348

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A work of great learning and skilful synthesis, beautifully illustrated. SUNDAY TIMES The spectacular festivals mounted by the princes of the Renaissance were both a marriage of the arts and a complex and subtle expression of political theory. From the Renaissance festivals ballet, opera and even the proscenium arch theatre are derived. Festivals are therefore a vital part of European cultural history. Here Roy Strong provides a guide to their origins and purpose, and their lasting influence.

A work of great learning and skilful synthesis, beautifully illustrated. HUGH TREVOR-ROPER An interesting, thought-provoking, densely written study ... an essential guide to its subject. SPECTATOR

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Medieval Inheritancep. 3
Removed Mysteriesp. 20
The Spectacles of Statep. 42
The Idea of Monarchyp. 65
Images of Empire: Charles V and the Imperial Progressp. 75
'Politique' Magnificence: Catherine de'Medici and Valois Court Festivalsp. 98
Apotheosis of a Dynasty: The Grand Duke Ferdinand and the Florentine 'intermezzi'p. 126
Illusions of Absolutism: Charles I and the Stuart Court Masquesp. 153
Conclusionp. 171
Appendix I: A Calendar of Major Festival Events, 1494-1641p. 175
Appendix II: Genealogical Treesp. 181
Notesp. 185
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780851152479
ISBN-10: 0851152473
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 21st November 1999
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Type: Revised