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dc.contributor.authorGuzik, Helena
dc.description.abstractAntonio Averlino (Filarete) (c. 1400-c. 1469) is best remembered for his architectural treatise, the Libro architettonico. Despite a longstanding tradition, beginning with Vasari, of dismissing Filarete as a mediocre artist with ridiculous ideas, his treatise ended up in some of the most prestigious courts within and beyond Italy. This article, in a corrective to that narrative, argues that Filarete was an incredibly ambitious artist and that the Libro was his attempt to channel intellectual trends of interest to the fifteenth-century ruling elite whose patronage he courted. It begins by situating the Libro within the broader context of Filarete’s consistent self-promotion and shrewd networking throughout his career. It then examines, through analysis of the text and illustrations, how the Libro was designed both to promote Filarete to his patrons and appeal to contemporary patronage tastes through its use of specific themes: ideal urban design, cosmology, and universal sovereignty.ca_ES
dc.publisherEdicions de la Universitat de Lleidaca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a
dc.relation.ispartofImago temporis: medium Aevum, 2021, núm. 15, p. 387-412ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2021ca_ES
dc.subjectArchitectural Treatiseca_ES
dc.subjectIntellectual Networksca_ES
dc.subjectItalian Court Cultureca_ES
dc.subjectFifteenth-century Artca_ES
dc.titleMeasuring and making the world: self-promotion, cosmology and elite appeal in filarete's libro architettonicoca_ES

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