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Author Jarrard, Alice, 1960-

Title Architecture as performance in seventh-century Europe : court ritual in Modena, Rome, and Paris / Alice Jarrard
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description xvi, 298 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color)
Contents The Paradox of the Ducal Monarchy: The Este Exile -- Francesco d'Este's Statecraft and Dynastic Refoundation -- 1. The Urban Arena -- 2. The Duke and His Theater -- 3. Palace, Status, and Dynastic Refoundation -- 4. Portraits: Working Images of the Prince -- 5. Instrumenta Regni: From the Provinces to Rome and Paris
Summary "This book probes the role of culture in statecraft by examining how seventeenth-century rulers pressed art and architecture into political service. Alice Jarrard focuses on the ambitious Italian patron Duke Francesco d'Este of Modena, who deployed artworks strategically for his exiled family. The duke drew from vital Italian court traditions for his festival practices, imported opera theater designs from Venice, and called on famed Roman artists, including Girolamo Rainaldi, Francesco Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, and Gianlorenzo Bernini, to create palaces and portraits. His spectacular image informed Este projects in Rome and, through his designer Vigarani, who was summoned to Paris to build a theater, shaped the early cultural practice of Louis XIV. Demonstrating how performance brought paintings, sculptures, and buildings to life by dissolving the boundaries between distant courts, Jarrard reveals the dynamic role of art in seventeenth-century political discourse."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena and Reggio, 1610-1658 -- Art patronage.
Francesco, Duke of Modena and Reggio I d'Este, 1610-1658 -- Art patronage
Architecture -- Italy -- Modena -- History -- 17th century.
Architecture -- Italy -- Modena -- 17th century.
Architecture and state -- Italy.
Architecture and state -- Europe.
LC no. 2002035068
ISBN 0521815096
Other Titles Architecture as performance in 17th century Europe