The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia
Architectures of Festival in Early Modern Europe: Fashioning and Re-fashioning Urban and Courtly Space
J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge, R.L.M. Morris, Pieter Martens
December 17, 2018
This sixth volume in the European Festival Studies series stems from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the European Science Foundation’s PALATIUM project. Drawing on up-to-date scholarship, a Europe-wide group of early-career and...
Felicia M. Else
August 02, 2018
This book tells the story of one dynasty's struggle with water, to control its flow and manage its representation. The role of water in the art and festivals of Cosimo I and his heirs, Francesco I and Ferdinando I de' Medici, informs this richly-illustrated interdisciplinary study. Else draws on a...
J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge, Pieter Martens, R.L.M. Morris
October 23, 2017
This fourth volume in the European Festival Studies, 1450–1700 series breaks with precedent in stemming from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the PALATIUM project supported by the European Science Foundation. The volume draws on up-to-date...
December 15, 2016
As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects of scenography, choreography, music, fashion, painting, sculpture, architecture, stage-and...
Margaret M. McGowan
September 09, 2016
The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a manifestation of power and cultural superiority. With contributions from scholars...
J.R. Mulryne, Maria Ines Aliverti, Anna Maria Testaverde
March 04, 2015
The fourteen essays that comprise this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, dramatic performance, inscriptions and published festival books that ’voiced’ the social, political and cultural messages...