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The Arts of Collecting: Padre Sebastiano Resta and the Market for Drawings in Early Modern Europe

Warwick, G. (2000) The Arts of Collecting: Padre Sebastiano Resta and the Market for Drawings in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521652650

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Abstract

This is an examination of the collection of art works through an anthropological study of modes of exchange and the social roles of material culture. Focusing on the figure of Sebastiano Resta, Genevieve Warwick brings to light a shadowy, yet crucial chapter in the history of collecting, that of the great migration of art objects out of Italy to northern Europe in the early eighteenth century. Her study pins the history of collecting to broader changes in European economic history and analyzes the epistemological frameworks for viewing that accompanied this transfer of artistic wealth. Warwick also demonstrates how early modern art collecting was shaped by the social mores of elite 'arts of love'.

Item Type:Book
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Warwick, Dr Genevieve
Authors: Warwick, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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