The Scholar in His Study

Ownership and Experience in Renaissance Italy
Author(s): 
Thornton, Dora
ISBN: 
0300073895
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£35.00
Pages: 
208

The study in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy was a room designed by an individual for his or her own use, with its own distinct and private character. This innovative and stimulating book looks at the ways in which these intimate and secure rooms were constructed, furnished and used by their owners, and at their significance for those who created them and for those who were invited to visit them.