Art and Power

Art and Power

Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650

Roy Strong

Paperback
$45.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

A work of great learning and skilful synthesis, beautifully illustrated. SUNDAY TIMES

The spectacular festivals mounted by the princes of the Renaissance were both a marriage of the arts and a complex and subtle expression of political theory. From the Renaissance festivals ballet, opera and even the proscenium arch theatre are derived. Festivals are therefore a vital part of European cultural history. Here Roy Strong provides a guide to their origins and purpose, and their lasting influence.

Details

March 1986
115 black and white illustrations
348 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851152479
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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Reviews

A work of great learning and skilful synthesis, beautifully illustrated. HUGH TREVOR-ROPER
An interesting, thought-provoking, densely written study ... an essential guide to its subject. SPECTATOR

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