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Title :

Images of the illustrious : the numismatic presence in the Renaissance

Author :
CUNNALLY, John ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
An introduction and a guide to the numismatic scholarship of the Renaissance - the coin collections and illustrated coin-books produced by humanists and artists of the 16th c. Ancient Greek and Roman coins were the most abundant and portable remains of antiquity throughout Renaissance Europe, and were avidly collected, studied, exchanged, admired and cherished. The ubiquitous presence of these coins, the author argues, made the lost world of the ancients accessible, comprehensible, and concrete to all literate Europeans, and encouraged an attitude toward history as a series of discontinuous scenes and events, driven by the ambitious and self-seeking individuals whose striking faces appear on the coins. Illustrated with many examples of the elegant art of the Renaissance coin-books, this publication ends with a comprehensive descriptive bibliography of the 16th-c. numismatists and their books. ;
Pagination/Size :
230 ; xi, 230 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Antique (art) ; Collectionneurs ; Collections ; Europe ; Grec (art) ; Humanisme ; Illustration ; Italie ; Livre ; Monnaie ; Numismatique ; Renaissance ; Romain (art) ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Ancient ; Books ; Coins ; Collections ; Collectors ; Europe ; Greek ; Humanism ; Illustration ; Italy ; Numismatics ; Renaissance ; Roman ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24970033 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0691016682 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;