Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector

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Yale University Press
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7.8 X 1.0 X 10.3 inches | 2.5 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Nalezyty is the Archivist for the collection of historic artifacts and documents at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, and she also lectures on the history of art at Georgetown University.

'Nalezyty's analyses and many illustrations conjure a private museum which [...] greatly enhances our understanding of Renaissance taste and collecting practice.' -- Sarah Blake McHam, Art Newspaper

"Godere delle opere d'arte, discuterne con gli amici, trarne spunto per la scrittura, interagire con gli artisti: è un mondo che questo libro ci aiuta a ricostruire."-- Lina Bolzoni, Il Sole 24 Ore
"An accessible and beautifully-illustrated celebration of Renaissance material culture" - Martin T. Dinter, Journal of Roman Studies

"[This book] provides a much needed, comprehensive study of an important Renaissance collection of antique and modern art and artifacts" - Joyce de Vries, Renaissance Quarterly

"Nalezyty offers an innovative exploration of the collection and the collecting of Bembo in the first four decades of the 16th century."--Choice
"This book . . . adds an important study to current scholarship in artistic exchange and trends in early modernity that led to the modern concept of the museum. . . . Nalezyty's writing style and frequent references to unique stories and correspondences found in Bembo's letters and journals make the book a fun and provocative read useful for historians of literature and art alike."--Rebecca M. Howard, Sixteenth Century Journal
Winner of the Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 award sponsored by Choice