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A Mattress Maker's Daughter

The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de’ Medici and Livia Vernazza

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$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674724662

Publication Date: 03/10/2014


480 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones

Villa I Tatti > I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Family Business
  • 2. The Mattress Maker’s Daughter
  • 3. The Heart of Combat
  • 4. Writing the Passions
  • 5. A Place for Things
  • 6. Mind over Matter
  • 7. Durable Goods
  • 8. Time and Memory
  • Postscript
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1.1 Cristofano dell’Altissimo, Portrait of Giovanni delle Bande Nere
    • 1.2 Copy from Bronzino, Portrait of Cosimo I
    • 1.3 Santi di Tito, Don Giovanni de’ Medici
    • 1.4 Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of Francesco I
    • 1.5 Scipione Pulzone, Portrait of Ferdinando I
    • 1.6 Don Giovanni de’ Medici, facade design for Santa Maria del Fiore
    • 1.7 Jacopo Chimenti detto Empoli, Wedding of Maria de’ Medici
    • 1.8 Peter Paul Rubens, The Disembarkation of Marie de’ Medici
    • 1.9 Don Giovanni de’ Medici, design for Cappella dei Principi
    • 1.10 Buonsignori map of Florence, detail showing Parione
    • 2.1 Lafrery map of Genoa, showing Sant’Andrea parish
    • 3.1 The Venetian attack on April 1, 1617
    • 3.2 The Venetian attack in June 1617
    • 3.3 Pietro Tozzi, Don Giovanni de’ Medici
    • 5.1 Plan of Palazzo Pitti, showing Don Giovanni’s rooms
    • 5.2 Drawing of Villa Le Macine
    • 5.3 Don Giovanni de’ Medici, design for a fountain
    • 5.4 Giusto Suttermans, Portrait of Cosimo II de’ Medici with Wife Maria Maddalena of Austria and Their Son Ferdinando II de’ Medici
    • 7.1 Santi di Tito, Portrait of Christina of Lorraine

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