Christopher B. Fulton

An Earthly Paradise.
The Medici, their Collection and the Foundations of Modern Art

2006, cm 21,5 x 32, xxiv-330 pp. con 15 tavv. f.t. a colori e 106 figg. n.t. in b.n. Rilegato (Hardcover).

ISBN: 9788822255266

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This study illuminates the first and most important art collection of the modern era, which was formed in the fifteenth century by the Medici of Florence. By drawing on primary documents and a wide range of scholarly literature, the book explains why the Medici chose to devote themselves to art, how they managed to accumulate their many precious things, and what their art meant for them and their contemporaries.

Christopher B. Fulton
Christopher Fulton is Associate Professor of Renaissance art at the University of Louisville. His publications include articles on Medici art patronage, Savonarolan art, Donatello, and portrayals of youth in Florentine art. Having received his PhD from Columbia University, he worked at several art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. He has recently turned his attention to the subject of Mexican art, while still pursuing research on Italian topics.