2010, (25 x 29 cm), 416 pp. English, numerous colour ills., paperback
Now available in paperback, this beautifully illustrated book is the first to look comprehensively at the role of the urban Italian house in the development of Renaissance art and culture. At Home in Renaissance Italy brings together a wide range of objects, from furniture and kitchen utensils to popular prints, jewellery and everyday dress, revealing how the homes of the upper and middle-classes made a crucial contribution to the flowering of the visual arts in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy. Drawing on a wide array of sources including letters, treatises, inventories, account-books and archaeological and conservation reports, it offers a completely fresh exploration of the fascinating domestic world of Renaissance Italy.