Gli dei a corte
Letteratura e immagini nella Ferrara estense

A cura di Gianni Venturi e Francesca Cappelletti

2009, cm 17 x 24, x-516 pp. con 102 figg. n.t. e 16 tavv f.t. a colori.

ISBN: 9788822259141

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Art and literature intersect within the context of myth and princely genealogy, tracing the paths of the gods of Casa d’Este, a theme which turns into an opportunity for a crosswise analysis of the ideology of the Este’s and of its reception. The volume features lions, whales, hippogriffs, winged horses, mythical narrations, gods and demi-gods, heroes and finally princes, whose aspiration is that of creating – in and with myth – a sort of historical eternity and political justification for themselves.