PIETRO BEMBO AND THE INTELLECTUAL PLEASURES OF A RENAISSANCE WRITER AND ART COLLECTOR

SUSAN NALEZYTY
288pp 120 ILLUS (40 COLOUR) 2017 LIST PRICE: £50.00 AB26

Quantity:

£29.95

You Save41%
Description
One of the most influential scholars of the Renaissance, Pietro Bembo (1470–1547) gained fame not only for his literary theory and poetry, but for his incredible collection of art and antiquities. The author analyses how Bembo’s collection functioned as a source of inspiration for artists like Titian and writers like Giovanni della Casa. As visitors marvelled at the quality and variety of the displayed objects, Bembo encouraged investigations into the ways in which contemporary art compared with ancient objects. This volume brings his collection to life and reveals its key role in the development of Renaissance artistic philosophy.   

. . . references to unique stories and correspondences found in Bembo’s letters and journals make the book a fun and provocative read. SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL