The Resource The ugly renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)

The ugly renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)

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The ugly renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
Title
The ugly renaissance
Title remainder
sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty
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Alexander Lee
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eng
Summary
A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous. But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the period's best-known artworks. Rife with tales of scheming bankers, greedy politicians, sex-crazed priests, bloody rivalries, vicious intolerance, rampant disease, and lives of extravagance and excess, this gripping exploration of the underbelly of Renaissance Italy shows that, far from being the product of high-minded ideals, the sublime monuments of the Renaissance were created by flawed and tormented artists who lived in an ever-expanding world of inequality, dark sexuality, bigotry, and hatred. The Ugly Renaissance is a delightfully debauched journey through the surprising contradictions of Italy's past and shows that were it not for the profusion of depravity and degradation, history's greatest masterpieces might never have come into being. From the Hardcover edition
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Lee, Alexander
Dewey number
945.05
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no index present
LC call number
DG445
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unknown
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  • HISTORY / Renaissance
  • History
  • HISTORY / Europe / Italy
  • Renaissance
  • Social History
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The ugly renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
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9780385536608
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EB00157019
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(OCoLC)869310407
Label
The ugly renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty, Alexander Lee, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E8D2F327-4612-4686-B55F-3460352751CA
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unknown
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : Between heaven and earth -- The world of the Renaissance artist -- Michelangelo's nose -- In Peter's shadow -- What David saw -- The workshop of the world -- Michelangelo in love -- The world of the Renaissance patron -- The art of power -- The men with the Midas touch -- Mercenaries and madmen -- The unholy city -- The Renaissance and the world -- Filippo and the pirates -- Salomone's crime -- The rising crescent -- Of human bondage -- Brave new worlds
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780385536608
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e8d2f327-4612-4686-b55f-3460352751ca
Publisher number
EB00157019
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remote
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