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REYES Y MECENAS: LOS REYES CATOLICOS, MAXIMILIANO I Y LOS INICIOS DE LA CASA DE AUSTRIA EN ESPANA (Kings and Patrons: The Catholic Sovereigns, Maximilian I and the Beginnings of the House of Austria in Spain). Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo, 1992. Organized by Ministerio de Cultura, Direccion General de Bellas Artes y Archivos, Madrid, in association with Bundesministerium fur Wissenschaft und Forschung, Vienna et al. Published by Electa Espana, Barcelona. 630 pp. with 511 ills. (484 col.). 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 8488045255 In Spanish.
This ambitious catalogue explores the flowering of Spanish Renaissance art against the historical backdrop of the unification of Spain under Ferdinand (1452-1516) and Isabella (1451-1504) and the alliance of their house with the Hapsburg dynasty of Austria. Features illustrations and lengthy discussions of some 270 paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, tapestries, liturgical objects and other works drawn mainly from Spanish collections; biographies of 90 artists; and eleven substantial essays that thoroughly examine cultural developments of the period, discussing such topics as royal and religious patronage, trends in architecture and book arts, links between Spanish and Netherlandish painting, and the influence of Italy on the character of the Spanish Renaissance.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Spain — 1400-1600 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 023553
Paperbound $90.00    

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