The Ugly Renaissance (BOK)

Alexander Lee

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Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile 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. Enter a world of corrupt bankers, greedy politicians, sex-crazed priests, rampant disease, and lives of extravagance and excess. Enter the world of the ugly Renaissance. Uncovering the hidden realities beneath the surface of the period's best-known artworks, historian Alexander Lee takes the reader on a breathtaking and unexpected journey through the Italian past and 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 bigotry and hatred. The only question is: will you ever see the Renaissance in quite the same way again?


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Alexander Lee
ISBN 9780091944346
Antall sider 608 Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 24cm x 4,8cm
Vekt 956 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700