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Art and Power - Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650, Paperback / softback Book

Art and Power - Renaissance Festivals 1450-1650 Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


A work of great learning and skilful synthesis, beautifully illustrated.

SUNDAY TIMES The spectacular festivals mounted by the princes of the Renaissance were both a marriage of the arts and a complex and subtle expression of political theory.

From the Renaissance festivals ballet, opera and even the proscenium arch theatre are derived. Festivals are therefore a vital part of European cultural history.

Here Roy Strong provides a guide to their origins and purpose, and their lasting influence.



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