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Author Gregg, Ryan E., 1980- author
Title City views in the Habsburg and Medici courts : depictions of rhetoric and rule in the sixteenth century / by Ryan E. Gregg
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N8217.C35 G819 2019    DUE 01-31-24    30530001327774
Descript xxi, 418 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
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Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; volume 294
Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; volume 35
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 294
Brill's studies in intellectual history. Brill's studies on art, art history, and intellectual history ; v. 35
Note "In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts, Ryan E. Gregg relates how Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Duke Cosimo I of Tuscany employed city view artists such as Anton van den Wyngaerde and Giovanni Stradano to aid in constructing authority. These artists produced a specific style of city view that shared affinity with Renaissance historiographic practice in its use of optical evidence and rhetorical techniques. History has tended to see city views as accurate recordings of built environments. Bringing together ancient and Renaissance texts, archival material, and fieldwork in the depicted locations, Gregg demonstrates that a close-knit school of city view artists instead manipulated settings to help persuade audiences of the truthfulness of their patrons' official narratives"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-406) and index
Witnessing sovereignty: Anton van den Wyngaerde's city views as Habsburg courtly propaganda -- The Antwerp school of city views -- Vasari, historiography, and the rhetoric of city views -- Defining ducal dominion : Giovanni Stradano's city views in the apartment of Leo X
Subject Cities and towns, Renaissance, in art
Authority in art
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558 -- Art patronage
Cosimo I, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1519-1574 -- Art patronage
Art, Renaissance -- Themes, motives
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