Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580: Negotiating Power

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Architecture - 282 pages
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Katherine A. McIver here adds a new dimension to Renaissance patronage studies by considering domestic art; she looks at women as collectors of precious material goods, organizers of the early modern home, and decorators of its interior. Using her subjects' financial records, McIver provides insights into Renaissance women's economic rights and responsibilities, and also provides a new model for understanding what women of the period bought, displayed, collected and commissioned.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Cast of Characters
17
The Renaissance Palazzo as a Public Voice for Women
63
The Renaissance Palazzo Interior as a Private Voice for Women
107
Listening to Womens Private Voice
137
Women the Church and Religious Foundations
171
Glossary
203
Genealogy Charts
251
Bibliography
259
Index
275
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About the author (2006)

Katherine A. McIver is Associate Professor of Art History at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

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