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The marvel of maps : art, cartography and politics in Renaissance Italy

Author: Francesca Fiorani
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the most beautiful and compelling works of Renaissance art, painted maps adorned the halls and galleries of princely palaces. This book is the first to discuss in detail the three-dimensional display of these painted map cycles and their full meaning in Renaissance culture. Art historian Francesca Fiorani focuses on two of the most significant and marvelous surviving Italian map murals--the Guardaroba Nuova of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cosimo, Grand-Duke of Tuscany; Gregory, Pope; Cosimo, grand-duc de Toscane; Grégoire, pape; Cosimo, Grand-Duke of Tuscany; Gregory, Pope; Grzegorz, (papież ;; Cosimo de Medici; Cosimo, Grand-Duke of Tuscany; Gregory, Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Fiorani
ISBN: 0300107277 9780300107272
OCLC Number: 56798887
Description: ix, 347 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Interpreting Renaissance map cycles --
The Guardaroba Nuova --
"The cosmos is Cosimo's ornament" --
The ordering of maps --
The mapping of the modern world --
The Sala Bologna of Gregory XIII --
The gallery of maps --
The primacy of Italy --
The mapping of the universal church.
Responsibility: Francesca Fiorani.
Local System Bib Number:
465687

Abstract:

Among the most beautiful and compelling works of Renaissance art, painted maps adorned the halls and galleries of princely palaces. This book is the first to discuss in detail the three-dimensional display of these painted map cycles and their full meaning in Renaissance culture. Art historian Francesca Fiorani focuses on two of the most significant and marvelous surviving Italian map murals--the Guardaroba Nuova of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, commissioned by Duke Cosimo de' Medici, and the Gallery of Maps in the Vatican, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. Both cycles were not only pioneering cartographic enterprises but also powerful political and religious images. Presenting an original interpretation of the interaction between art, science, politics, and religion in Renaissance culture, the book also offers fresh insights into the Medici and papal courts.
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