Language: English . Brand New Book. The Cecils were the dominant noble family in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. William, Lord Burghley rose to power and great wealth under Elizabeth I, then used his extensive patronage and exceptional breadth of interests to advance the Cecils remarkable political and cultural pre-eminence. This wide-ranging collection of essays draws on architectural and art history, court studies, English literature, garden history, musicology, economic history, and women s studies. The extensive building programme of William, Lord Burghley and his son Robert, Earl of Salisbury was the most spectacular of the 16th and early 17th centuries, and much of it, particularly Burghley House and Hatfield House, still survives. Their encouragement of new processes of manufacturing was, like their splendid houses, innovative, forward-looking and highly influential. The Cecils were also innovative patrons of the arts. They were pioneers in the vogue for collecting paintings; patrons of musicians such as John Dowland and writers such as Ben Jonson; and introduced new styles of Renaissance design into gardens and interiors. The Cecil women, too, were influential in both political and cultural spheres. The notable character of Mildred, Lord Burghley s wife, and the marriage alliances and female courtiership of the Cecil daughters are some of the themes explored in this refreshingly inter-disciplinary collection of essays. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Early generations of England’s illustrious Cecil family--particularly William Lord Burghley (1520 1598) and his son Robert Earl of Salisbury (c. 1563 1612) engaged in an extraordinary range of patronage activities. This fascinating interdisciplinary volume sets the Cecils in their historical context and reveals for the first time the ways in which they used extensive patronage and broad cultural interests to publicize and advance the family’s political position during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I.
Drawing on the most recent findings in many fields, the contributors to the volume shine new light on the broad reach of the Cecils’ patronage. Their building program was the most spectacular of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and many examples including Burghley House and Hatfield House survive today. The Cecils also pioneered the vogue for collecting paintings; were patrons to writers (including Ben Jonson) and musicians (John Dowland); encouraged new processes of manufacturing; and introduced new styles of Renaissance design into gardens and interiors. For over seven decades, the authors show, the Cecils’ pre-eminence as patrons contributed importantly to their success as the dominant noble family at court.
From the Publisher: Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Titre : Patronage, Culture and Power: The Early ...
Éditeur : Yale University Press
Date d'édition : 2002
Reliure : Hardback
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