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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The Renaissance home was an outward symbol of a familys status, wealth, and
learning, so much care went into its arrangement and furnishing, as well as the
art of household management. Through contemporary paintings and drawings, this
fully illustrated book vividly conveys the reality of life in Florence and
Venice during the era. Taking readers on a room-by-room tour through the
Italian Renaissance house, from the sala (reception room) to the bedchamber,
author Elizabeth Currie focuses on each ones furnishings, appearance, and use,
offering a rare insight into the life of the Renaissance family. Inside the
Renaissance House is ideal for interior design enthusiasts and historians of