Art and Power: Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650

Art and Power: Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650

by RoyStrong (Author)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 348
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: Boydell Press
Published: 21 Oct 1999

ISBN 10: 0851152473
ISBN 13: 9780851152479

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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