The Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State: The Discipline of Disegno by Karen-edis BarzmanThe Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State: The Discipline of Disegno by Karen-edis Barzman

The Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State: The Discipline of Disegno

byKaren-edis Barzman

Hardcover | September 11, 2000

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The Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State R^ constitutes a genealogy of the academic, confraternal, and guild practices of artists in Florence, from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries. It examines the institution's everyday practices, for which its daily transactions, expenses, sources of income, and seemingly inconsequential rulings provides an index, along with its official statutes, public mandates, and "extraordinary" proceedings, many of which have remained unpublished until now. Together with theoretical, critical and historiographical primary sources, these documents provide a picture of the operations and work of the Florentine Academy and the processes that governed the gestures, dictated the behaviors, and shaped the thought of those who moved within its walls. Looking diachronically at identity formation within a particular institution of the Medici state, this study also examines the connections between the Academy and an emergent public sphere within which modern bourgeois subjectivity took shape.
Title:The Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State: The Discipline of DisegnoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.1 inPublished:September 11, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Culture and Politics: The Academy under the Medici Principate: 1. Cosimo I de' Medici and the foundation of the Compagnia ed Accademia del Disegno; 2. The evolution of the Universit..., Compagnia, ed Accademia del Disegno from Francesco I to Cosimo II; 3. Institutional reform of the Academy under Ferdinando II; 4. The rise of an administrative class and the decline of the Academy as a Medici Institution under Cosimo III and Giangastone; Part II. Discourses and Power: Disegno and Corporate Unity in the Formation of the Academy: 5. Disegno as a disciplinary practice: the Academy school; 6. Fellowships of discourse: the Academy's confraternity and guild; Postscript; Reflections on the archive: the rule of the Academy; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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Italy is famous for its great art, and Florence is the centre of it all. In The Florentine Academy and the Early Modern State: The Discipline of Disegno, Karen-edis Barzman examines practices of artists from this institution in Florence from the mid-16th to the mid-18th century. The text focusses on academic and confraternal requirements from this school and public displays by a series of artists. Readers will learn about the rules of the Academy under Medici and changes to this school throughout history. This book will appeal to all serious art aficionados.

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"[Barzman] enlarges our understanding of innumerable historic and conceptual matters of great interest and importance. Her study is rooted in Florentine archival documents, many of which are used here for the first time...This book is a serious contribution to the field of early modern art history. It fills grievous and long-standing lacunae and opens many avenues for further exploration. It deserves to be widely read." CAA Reviews