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Approaching the Italian Renaissance Interior: Sources, Methodologies, Debates

Marta Ajmar-Wollheim (Editor), Flora Dennis (Editor), Ann Matchette (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-6175-6
144 pages
October 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection provides a genuinely fresh outlook on the Italian interior and will form a rich resource for scholars and students of the Renaissance.

  • Brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, combining innovative approaches, case studies, and methodological critiques
  • Expands the discourse on the Renaissance home, ultimately challenging traditional notions of public and private, interior and exterior, ideals and reality
  • Examines under-studied spaces of the interior, such as baths and chapels, and offers new insights into more familiar topics such as identity, status, and family memory
  • Includes a wide range of primary sources from visual and material evidence to archival documents
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Editorial: John E. Law.

1. Approaching The Italian Renaissance Interior: Sources, Methodologies, Debates: Marta Ajmar-Wollheim, Flora Dennis and Ann Matchette.

2. 'Contrary To The Truth And Also To The Semblance Of Reality'? Entering A Venetian 'Lying-In' Chamber (1605): Patricia Allerston.

3. Sacred To Secular, East To West: The Renaissance Study And Strategies Of Display: Maria Ruvoldt.

4. Domestic Sacral Space In The Florentine Renaissance Palace: Philip Mattox.

5. Bathing All'antica: Bathrooms In Genoese Villas And Palaces In The Sixteenth Century: Stephanie Hanke.

6. To Have And Have Not: The Disposal Of Household Furnishings In Florence: Ann Matchette.

7. Creating Sacred Space: The Religious Visual Culture of the Renaissance Venetian Casa: Margaret A. Morse.

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Marta Ajmar-Wollheim is Renaissance Course Tutor on the joint MA programme in History of Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art.

Flora Dennis is Research Fellow at the AHRC Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior (Royal College of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Royal Holloway).

Together they are co-curators of the museum’s major exhibition At Home in Renaissance Italy (V&A, 2006) and editors of the accompanying publication.

Ann Matchette, also based at the V&A, is a Renaissance Course Tutor on the joint MA in History of Design with the RCA.

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  • Provides a genuinely fresh outlook on the Italian interior and will form a rich resource for scholars and students of the Renaissance
  • Brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, combining innovative approaches, case studies, and methodological critiques
  • Expands the discourse on the Renaissance home, ultimately challenging traditional notions of public and private, interior and exterior, ideals and reality
  • Examines under-studied spaces of the interior, such as baths and chapels, and offers new insights into more familiar topics such as identity, status, and family memory
  • Includes a wide range of primary sources from visual and material evidence to archival documents
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"In all, this is a lucid, concise, up-to-date, yet comprehensive account of intellectual debates about the existence of God. It is easy enough to be used by senior high school students, and could certainly be useful in undergraduate courses in philosophy of religion. It's not the be-all-end-all of the subject, has its thinner passages, and should not be cited as an unchallengeable authority. But again ... The God Debates is an accessible, thoughtful, cogent book. Shook has filled an important gap." (Metamagician and the Hellfire Club, 30 October 2010)

"This is a strong and unified collection of essays that offers not only numerous examples, nicely illustrated with a wide selection of images, but also dearly situates the findings in the historiographical literature." (Sixteenth Century Journal, September 2009)

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