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Dressing Renaissance Florence Families, Fortunes, and Fine Clothing

In a famous essay on the tenacity of the Burckhardtian conception of the Renaissance, Johan Huizinga wrote that '[A]t the sound of the word ‘Renaissance’ the dreamer of past beauty sees purple and gold.' After reading Carole Collier Frick’s engrossing, multi-layered book, Huizinga’s romantic dreamers will have to become far more nuanced in their visualContinue reading “Dressing Renaissance Florence Families, Fortunes, and Fine Clothing”