Gender, Space and Experience at the Renaissance Court


Gender, Space and Experience at the Renaissance Court
Titel: Gender, Space and Experience at the Renaissance Court
performance and Practice at the Palazzo Te
Auteur: Maria Maurer
Bestelnr.: 9789048536689
Verschenen: 12-2-2019
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<i>Gender, Space, and Experience at the Renaissance Court</i> investigates the dynamic relationships between gender and architectural space in Renaissance Italy. It examines the ceremonial use and artistic reception of the Palazzo Te from the arrival of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1530 to the Sack of Mantua in 1630. This book further proposes that we conceptualise the built environment as a performative space, a space formed by the gendered relationships and actors of its time, asserting that the Palazzo Te was constituted by the gendered behaviors of sixteenth-century courtiers, but it was not simply a passive receptor of gender performance. Through its multivalent form and ceremonial function, Maria F. Maurer argues that the palace was an active participant in the construction and perception of femininity and masculinity in the early modern court.

 

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