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The Ugly Renaissance

The Ugly Renaissance

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The Ugly Renaissance

by Alexander Lee

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New York: Books on Tape, 2014. Audiobook. Very Good+. Complete, unabridged audiobook on 13 discs (the last containing a pdf with art images and genealogies referenced in the text) Ex-library with modest library labels and stamps, but otherwise everything is in excellent condition in a hard plastic library case

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit
In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the period's best-known artworks Rife with tales of scheming bankers, greedy politicians, sex-crazed priests, bloody rivalries, vicious intolerance, rampant disease, and lives of extravagance and excess, this gripping exploration of the underbelly of Renaissance Italy shows that, far from being the product of high-minded ideals, the sublime monuments of the Renaissance were created by flawed and tormented artists who lived in an ever-expanding world of inequality, dark sexuality, bigotry, and hatred The Ugly Renaissance is a delightfully debauched journey through the surprising contradictions of Italy's past and shows that were it not for the profusion of depravity and degradation, history's greatest masterpieces might never have come into being

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ALEXANDER LEE is a fellow in the Center for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. A prize-winning specialist in the history of the Italian Renaissance, he holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh, and is the author of numerous academic works on the Renaissance.

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Title
The Ugly Renaissance
Author
Alexander Lee
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Audiobook
ISBN 10
080419114X
ISBN 13
9780804191142
Publisher
Books on Tape
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2014
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