Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2010

328 Pages | 38 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719081255

Bookseller Code (06)


The Material Renaissance

Michelle O'Malley and Evelyn Welch

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • The Material Renaissance puts the buying and selling of art into context
  • It demonstrates that approaches to pricing, producing and purchasing gods in general informed the way art was bought and sold and shows how exchange concerning art fit into the prac
  • The book develops the analysis of demand, supply and exchange first proposed by Richard Goldthwaite in his ground-breaking Wealth and the Demand for Art in Renaissance Italy
  • The Material Renaissance establishes the dynamic social character of buying and selling in the Renaissance The book calls into question the techniques of classical economic analysis for understanding Renaissance pricing practices

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