The Material Renaissance

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Manchester University Press, 2007 - Art - 296 pages
Despite the recent interests of economic and art historians in the workings of the market, we still know remarkably little about the everyday context for the exchange of objects and the meaning of demand in the lives of individuals in the Renaissance. Nor do we have much sense of the relationship between the creation and purchase of works of art and the production, buying and selling of other types of objects in Italy in the period. The Material Renaissance addresses these issues of economic and social life.

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Michelle O'Malley is Director of Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Sussex

Evelyn Welch is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London

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