Adopting a broad chronological framework and expanding the regional scope beyond Florence and Venice to include domestic interiors from less studied centers such as Urbino, Ferrara, and Bologna, this collection offers new perspectives on the home in early modern Italy. The volumeas dual emphasis is on reconstructing the material culture of specific residences, and on how particular domestic objects reflect, shape, and mediate family values and relationships within the home.He urgedthe displayof pictures ofMary, Christ, and the saints aroundthe houseas exemplarsfor small children, and encouraged the ... in 1575, stressedthe importance ofwives in maintaining moralhouseholds, which hesawas a trulyhouses of God, lodges of peaceand concord. ... The 1560 inventory of aspice merchant namedGerolamo, from the district of SantaCroce, doesnot recordan actual altar, butitanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400–1700|
|Author||:||Dr Elizabeth Carroll Consavari, Dr Stephanie R Miller, Professor Erin J Campbell|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-01-28|