Re-thinking Renaissance Objects: Design, Function and Meaning
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Inspired by research undertaken for the new Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Re-thinking Renaissance Objects explores and often challenges some of the key issues and current debates relating to Renaissance art and culture.
Puts forward original research, including evidence provided by an in-depth study arising from the Medieval & Renaissance Gallery project
Contributions are unusual in their combination of a variety of approaches, but with each paper starting with an examination of the objects themselves
New theories emerge from several papers, some of which challenge current thinking