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Dressing Renaissance Florence Families, Fortunes, and Fine Clothing

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ISBN-10: 0801882648

ISBN-13: 9780801882647

Edition: 2002

Authors: Carole Collier Frick

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As portraits, private diaries, and estate inventories make clear, elite families of the Italian Renaissance were obsessed with fashion, investing as much as forty percent of their fortunes on clothing. In fact, the most elaborate outfits of the period could cost more than a good-sized farm out in the Mugello. Yet despite its prominence in both daily life and the economy, clothing has been largely overlooked in the rich historiography of Renaissance Italy. In "Dressing Renaissance Florence," however, Carole Collier Frick provides the first in-depth study of the Renaissance fashion industry, focusing on Florence, a city founded on cloth, a city of wool manufacturers, finishers, and merchants,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Carole Collier Frick is an associate professor of history at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Guilds and Labor
Tailors and the Guild System
The Craftspeople
Tailors in Fifteenth-Century Society
Family Honor
Tailoring Family Honor
Family Fortunes in Clothes: The Parenti, Pucci, and Tosa
The Making of Wedding Gowns
Trousseaux for Marriage and Convent: The Minerbetti Sisters
Fashion and the Commune
The Clothes Themselves
Sumptuary Legislation and the "Fashion Police"
Visualizing the Republic in Art: An Essay on Painted Clothes
Conclusion
Appendixes
Currency and Measures
Categories of Clothiers
Cloth Required for Selected Garments
Two Minerbetti Trousseaux
Notes
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index