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Item Number: 148852
Title: Exotic Animals in the Art and Culture of the Medici Court in Florence
Author: Groom, Angelica
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9789004368989
Description: Leiden: Brill, 2018. 24cm., hardcover, 340pp. illus.

Contents: Introduction and Global Perspective of Animal Collecting and Menageries ; Cultural Uses of Animals at the Medici Court ; Zoological Collecting: Practices of Exchange and Processes of Procurement ; Menageries and Aviaries in Medicean Florence ; The Sport of the Chase: "Exotic Hunts" ; Spectacles of Slaughter and Courtly Pageants: Exotic Beasts as Symbols of Power and Colonial Ambitions ; Exotic Animals in the Art of the Medici Court ; Animal Imagery in the Service of Political Imaging ; Medici Patronage and Early Modern Naturalism: Tensions between Scientific and Decorative Naturalism ; The Ambrogiana Series of Animal Paintings. (Rulers & Elites, 16)

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