Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600

Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600 Richard A. Goldthwaite
  • Title: Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600
  • Author: Richard A. Goldthwaite
  • ISBN: 9780801852350
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy, 1300-1600 Richard A. Goldthwaite Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy represents a departure from previous studies both in its focus on demand and in its emphasis on the history of the material culture of the West By demonstrating
    Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy represents a departure from previous studies, both in its focus on demand and in its emphasis on the history of the material culture of the West By demonstrating that the roots of modern consumer society can be found in Renaissance Italy, Richard Goldthwaite offers a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on the hWealth and the Demand for Art in Italy represents a departure from previous studies, both in its focus on demand and in its emphasis on the history of the material culture of the West By demonstrating that the roots of modern consumer society can be found in Renaissance Italy, Richard Goldthwaite offers a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on the history of modern consumerism a movement which he regards as a positive force for the formation of new attitudes about things that is a defining characteristic of modern culture.
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    1. A decent short survey of wealthy Italian art consumption Overall, the book does execute its objective to demonstrate how Italian patricians had unique spending habits when it came to art Goldthwaite examines the cultural, political and social dimensions structuring the demand in great detail Where the work falls short is in its evenness Most of the work is dedicated to evaluating the demand shaping factors rather than demonstrating their effects by referring to purchases As a result, one is not [...]

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    2. I read this in college in a renaissance history class I still consider it the most important book about art history I ve ever read It s slow and a bit dry, but is a real eye opener I recommend it to anyone that wants to learn about the renaissance and about art history in general.

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