Laurie Schneider Adams


Lucrezia Tornabuoni De' Medici and the Medici Family in the Fifteenth Century


Peter Lang 2006

A biography of a remarkable Renaissance woman, who was the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the wife of Piero de' Medici. She became a successful business woman and an accomplished poet, as well as a valued advisor to her son.

CONTENTS

Introduction A Renaissance Woman

1. The Tornaquinci-Tornabuoni

2. The Medici Family

3. Piero and Lucrezia: the Early Years (1444-1450)

4. "Earthly Paradise" (1450-1464)

5. The Lifestyle of Piero and Lucrezia (1450-1464)

6. Marriage and Politics (1464-1469)

7. Etrusca Leda and the Discouri (1469-1478)

8. Finance and Charity (1469-1478)

9. The Assassination of Giuliano de' Medici (1478-1482)

10. Lucrezia's Poetry

11. Lucrezia's Last Years (1478-1482)

12. The Tornabuoni in Santa Maria Novella

Appendix A..... A Medici Family Tree

Appendix B...... Piero's Inventory (1456)

Bibliography; index


Selected Works

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A one-semester introduction to the history of western art.
Combined volume A history of world art from prehistory to the present
An introduction to the methods of art historical analysis
A survey of Italian Renaissance art from the 14th through the 16th century
Two short introductions: one to Italian Renaissance Art and one to Baroque Art
A collection of essays on themes, style,and context in non-western art
Various psychoanalytic methods of interpretation applied to works of art and artists
A brief history of 19th-Century Western art
Art Appreciation
A lavishly illustrated, brief introduction to some of the most important topics in considering works of art
An introduction to works of art and architecture from the point of view of the artist and the viewer.
Art and Culture
An introduction to art in context for the general reader
A new biography of the mother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Lucrezia Tornabuoni De' Medici
Art and Law
Six famous art trials, from Whistler to Rothko
Based on the cases of Robert Volpe, art crime detective in New York City during the 1970's
Humanities
Seven essays applying psychoanalysis to the humanities
A two-volume survey of the western humanities, including art, history, religion and myth, literature, philosophy, and science
For Children
How Alice Whipple became the proud owner of a boa constrictor and an esteemed member of the Peaches in the fourth grade

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