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Kent, F. W. (Francis William) 1942-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 263 publications in 4 languages and 4,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: DG737.9, 301.442094551
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Most widely held works about F. W Kent
 
Most widely held works by F. W Kent
Patronage, art, and society in Renaissance Italy by William Lawrence Eisler( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage, in its broadest sense, has been established as one of the dominant social processes of pre-industrial Europe. This collection examines the role it played in the Italian Renaissance, focusing particularly upon Florence. Traditionally viewed simply as the context for the extraordinary artistic creativity of the Renaissance, patronage has more recently been examined by historians as a comprehensive system of patron-client structures which permeated society and social relations. The scattered research so far done on this broader concept of patronage is drawn together and extended in this new volume, derived from a conference held in Melbourne as part of 'Renaissance Year' in 1983. The essays, by art historians as well as historians, explore our new understanding of Renaissance Italy as a 'patronage society', and consider its implications for the study of art patronage and patron-client structures wherever they occur
Household and lineage in Renaissance Florence : the family life of the Capponi, Ginori, and Rucellai by F. W Kent( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Florentine patrician family in the fifteenth century as a social institution, establishing the nature of the household, with a concentration on affective family ties, and tracing relations beyond the household with other members of the patrilineal descent group
Lorenzo de' Medici and the art of magnificence by F. W Kent( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenzo was educated in the arts by such men, and Kent explores his aesthetic education and taste, taking into account what is known of Lorenzo's patronage of music and manuscripts, and of his own creative works as a major Quattrocento poet." "Illustrated with photographs of Medici landmarks by Ralph Lieberman, Lorenzo de' Medici and the Art of Magnificence offers a portrait of Lorenzo as a man whose achievements might have rivaled his grandfather's had he not died so young."--Jacket
Neighbours and neighbourhood in Renaissance Florence : the district of the Red Lion in the fifteenth century by D. V Kent( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rituals, images and words : varieties of cultural expression in late medieval and early modern Europe( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

in Italian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princely citizen : Lorenzo de' Medici and Renaissance Florence by F. W Kent( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-92) was in his own time one of the most renowned of Renaissance figures. His myth has continued to fascinate both scholars and the many tourists who are drawn by it to explore what remains of the Medicean presence in Florence. Lorenzo's first English biographer, William Roscoe, described him as the most remarkable man who had ever lived in ancient or modern times. This collection of essays explores Lorenzo's apprenticeship as the de facto ruler of Florence and the means by which he exerted control over friends and clients to ensure the ascendancy of the Medici dynasty. The essays place the religious and artistic patronage of Lorenzo in the context of his political career and explore other important aspects of his emergence as the princely citizen of a still proud republic
Bartolommeo Cederni and his friends : letters to an obscure Florentine by F. W Kent( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay discussing Bartolommeo Cederni (1416-1482) and correspondence addressed to him by various friends and acquaintances. Essay is accompanied by a selection of these letters (in the Italian) with a brief summary of each letter and some reference to its context
Australians in Italy : contemporary lives and impressions( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before the advent of modern tourism, Australians travelled to live in Italy, or undertook extensive visits there. Indeed they continue to do so in increasing numbers, as women and men find Italian partners; as business people with European interests settle there; as retirees in their thousands seek 'the good life' that Italy - in Ros Pesman's words, this 'culturally endowed place of rebirth' - seems to promise ... This collection seeks to map the past and present of the Australian love affair with Italy, and yields rich insights into its causes, motivations and transformations."--About page
Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in honour of F.W. Kent by Peter Francis Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary in scope and grounded in visual, literary, and archival materials, the essays in this book probe many different facets of the society of Renaissance Italy, including the role of kinship and networks, power and agency in Medicean Florence, patronage and spirituality, and the generation and consumption of culture. This volume honours F.W. (Bill) Kent (1942-2010), internationally renowned scholar of Renaissance Florence and founding editor of the Europa Sacra series. Kent belonged to an energetic generation of Australians who, in the late 1960s, tackled the Florentine archives and engaged key issues confronting historians of that ever-fascinating city. With his meticulous archival findings and contextual interpretations spanning a scholarly career of more than forty years, Kent engaged with, indeed drove, the scholarly response to many of the issues that have shaped not just our current and emerging understanding of Florence and other urban centres of Italy, but along with that, a more nuanced view of the role of frontier towns and the countryside. Interdisciplinary in scope and grounded in visual, literary, and archival materials, the essays presented here explore a variety of facets of the society of Renaissance Italy, confronting and extending themes that have been emerging in recent decades and exemplified by Kent's work. These themes include the role of kinship and networks, power and agency in Laurentian Florence, gender, ritual, representation, patronage, spirituality, and the generation and consumption of material culture
Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone by Giovanni Rucellai( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Florentine patrician and his palace( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Monash : a twenty-five year history( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street noises, civic spaces and urban identities in Italian Renaissance cities( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploressuch themes as urban and gender identity, news-gathering and the creation of urban myth, in studies of Renaissance Venice, Florence, Rome, Ferrera and Bologna
Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone by Giovanni Rucellai( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Rucellai ed il suo Zibaldone. 2. A Florentine patrician and his palace( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolai Rubinstein : in memoriam by Riccardo Fubini( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three papers written in honor of historian Nicolai Rubinstein, originally presented in Palazzo Strozzi on Apr. 28, 2003, at an event hosted by the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento
Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettere by Lorenzo de' Medici( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individuals and families as patrons of culture in Quattrocento Florence by F. W Kent( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Patronage, art, and society in Renaissance Italy
Alternative Names
Kent, Bill 1942-

Kent, Bill 1942-2010

Kent, F.W.

Kent, F. W. 1942-

Kent, F.W. 1942-2010

Kent, Francis W.

Kent , Francis William

Kent, Francis William 1942-

Kent, Francis William 1942-2010

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Lorenzo de' Medici and the art of magnificenceRituals, images and words : varieties of cultural expression in late medieval and early modern EuropeLettereAustralians in Italy : contemporary lives and impressions