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Contents Abbreviations 0 Acknowledgments 0 Prologue 0 Chapter I: The Demise of Luxury Arts 0 Rank, not Genius 0 Art Academy as Social Strategy 0 Vasari's Imaginary Lives 0 "Art and Nature Play with One Another" 0 The Eighteenth Century: A Turning Point or Continuity? 0 The Age of Public Museums and Art Education 0 Back to the "Period Eye" 0 Chapter II: The Powers of Gold and Precious Stones 0 The Spiritual Aura of Gold and Gems 0 The Magical Powers of Metals and Gems 0 Geography and Learning 0 Goldwork and Diplomacy 0 Gold, Automata, and the Culture of Wonder 0 The Royal Table 0 The Language of Personal Adornment 0 Chapter III: Woven Narratives of Rule 0 Princely Art par Excellence 0 The Language of Allegories 0 Tapestries as Gifts and Competition 0 Tapestries for Social Climbing 0 Making and Marketing 0 Chapter IV: Armor: The High Art of War 0 Armor as "Memoria" 0 The Ubiquity of War, the Practicality of Armor 0 Chivalric Displays 0 Parade Armor: The Theater of Supremacy 0 Garnitures 0 Leading Armorers of the Day 0 Production and Techniques 0 Decorations 0 Chapter V: Sweet Voices and Fanfares 0 Sacred Polyphony 0 Secular Songs 0 Instrumental Music 0 Dance 0 Court Festivities and Music 0 Chapter VI: The Seduction of All Senses 0 The Wedding of the Century 0 The Ephemeral War 0 Civic Pride and Private Ostentation 0 The Final Journey and Perpetual Memory 0 Bibliography 0 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Decorative arts, Renaissance.
Decorative arts -- Europe.
Luxuries -- Europe.