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Title :

Memory of place : luogo and lineage in the fifteenth-century Florentine countryside

Author :
LILLIE, Amanda ;
Conference :
Art, memory, and family in Renaissance Florence; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Shows how, in their rural residences, Florentines demonstrated continued affection for their ancestral places of origin and for traditional forms of building. Moreover, when troubled or failed inheritances led to the loss of rural possessions, there was often a concerted project of reacquisition by later members of the family wishing to recover the estate. Even when families acquired land outside their traditional areas, they tended to buy estates with pre-existing buildings. This was not so much for practical reasons as for a preference for 'a place with a past'. Similarly, when building anew, 15th c. Florentines tended to choose sites that had a history with which they wished to be connected, a phenomenon called the revival of the ancient concept of the genius loci. ;
Pagination/Size :
16 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Campagne ; Famille ; Firenze (ITA) ; Généalogie ; Identité ; Italie ; Maison ; Mécénat ; Réemploi ; Villa ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Countryside ; Family ; Firenze (ITA) ; Genealogy ; Houses ; Identity ; Italy ; Patronage ; Reuse ; Villas ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24986267 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521643007 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;