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The Ugly Renaissance A Fascinating And Counterintuitive Portrait Of The Sordid, Hidden World Behind The Dazzling Artwork Of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, And Renowned As A Period Of Cultural Rebirth And Artistic Innovation, The Renaissance Is Cloaked In A Unique Aura Of Beauty And Brilliance Its Very Name Conjures Up Awe Inspiring Images Of An Age Of Lofty Ideals In Which Life Imitated The Fantastic Artworks For Which It Has Become Famous But Behind The Vast Explosion Of New Art And Culture Lurked A Seamy, Vicious World Of Power Politics, Perversity, And Corruption That Has In Common With The Present Day Than Anyone Dares To Admit In This Lively And Meticulously Researched Portrait, Renaissance Scholar Alexander Lee Illuminates The Dark And Titillating Contradictions That Were Hidden Beneath The Surface Of The Period S Best Known Artworks Rife With Tales Of Scheming Bankers, Greedy Politicians, Sex Crazed Priests, Bloody Rivalries, Vicious Intolerance, Rampant Disease, And Lives Of Extravagance And Excess, This Gripping Exploration Of The Underbelly Of Renaissance Italy Shows That, Far From Being The Product Of High Minded Ideals, The Sublime Monuments Of The Renaissance Were Created By Flawed And Tormented Artists Who Lived In An Ever Expanding World Of Inequality, Dark Sexuality, Bigotry, And Hatred The Ugly Renaissance Is A Delightfully Debauched Journey Through The Surprising Contradictions Of Italy S Past And Shows That Were It Not For The Profusion Of Depravity And Degradation, History S Greatest Masterpieces Might Never Have Come Into Being.

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • The Ugly Renaissance
  • Alexander Lee
  • 17 February 2018
  • 0385536593

10 thoughts on “The Ugly Renaissance

  1. says:

    Disclaimer ARC read via Netgalley The popularity of the Renaissance to the modern mind can t be overstated Whether it is due to the works of Shakespeare, the romance of star crossed lovers, sweaty men astride horses, certain Showtime series, or the sense of fashion, something about the Renaissance captures the imagination of people Of course, there is the art Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael They have press everywhere Even Disney World, so the Renaissance arrived in the modern mythos a lon Disclaimer ARC read via Netgalley The popularity of the Renaissance to the modern mind can t be overstated Whether it is due to the works of Shakespeare, the romance of star crossed lovers, sweaty men astride horses, certain Showtime series, or the sense of fashion, something about the Renaissance captures the imagination of people Of course, there is the art Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael They have press everywhere Even Disney World, so the Renaissance arrived in the modern mythos a long time ago It isn t the real Renaissance of course Everyone s teeth are prefect, skin isn t pockmarked unless the character is a baddy , clothes are clean, hair is flawless, and everyone looks like they go to the gym It s not the just the people the streets are clean of poop and other things, chamber pots aren t seen, and the food looks great Everything is grand except for the scheming blackguards...

  2. says:

    Not recommended there are much better and farinsightful books on Renaissance history Actually, this may be one of the most poorly executed, banal books of history I ve ever read, which is saying a great deal, as I read a great deal of history This book doesn t deserve a long review It was pedantic, suffering from ghastly editing The author s analysis and insights were superficial and totally unoriginal He never found a false dichotomy he didn t like and a complex matter he couldn t r Not recommended there are much better and farinsightful books on Renaissance history Actually, this may be one of the most poorly executed, banal books of history I ve ever read, which is saying a great deal, as I read a great deal of history This book doesn t deserve a long review It was pedantic, suffering from ghastly editing The author s analysis and insights were superficial and totally unoriginal He never found a false dichotomy h...

  3. says:

    Yawn Believe it or not The Renaissance had sordid episodes and had a seamy underside As if this is unusual in human history To be honest, I was disappointed in what I thought was a rather shallow critique of the period.The author, early on, noted the import of this book page 5 And by the end of the journey of the book , the Renaissance will not just appear to have been populated by angels and demons it will never seem the same again Sorry I don t...

  4. says:

    Dr Lee pulls off a small miracle He has written a book that is at once scholarly and deeply researched, while still being very enjoyable to read In this book he takes us on a tour of the Renaissance world of the Italian city states, with a notable emphasis on Florence Using many of the famous pieces of art from that time, Dr Lee dispels the myth that the Renaissance was simply a time of high minded ideals and beautiful art He shows us a world of sex, scandal and suffering The great city s Dr Lee pulls off a small miracle He has written a book that is at once scholarly and deeply researched, while still being very enjoyable to read In this book he takes us on a tour of the Renaissance world of the Italian city states, with a notable emphasis on Florence Using many of the famous pieces of art from that time, Dr Lee dispels the myth that the Renaissance w...

  5. says:

    I can t disagree with the conclusion that things on the Renaissance were far from perfect but at least beautiful things were being produced, whereas now we still have power imbalances and injustice without even getting the art.This isn t a bad book, but there wasn t much in it that was new or surprising for me it might be a good introduction It tends to focus on a work of art and bring together information about the creator and the time and place of creation, sometimes forcing the narrati I can t disagree with the conclusion that things on the Renaissance were far from perfect but at least beautiful things were being produced, whereas now...

  6. says:

    The Renaissance was an ugly period the author contends in his title Well I can t argue with him I don t think I could live in an era before air conditioning Eras before the twentieth century people s lives tended to be nasty, brutish and short Our era which I would argue is the most comfortable of all has its own problems The fact that life was precarious and violent with much squalor for ordinary and not so ordinary people should be no surprise to us Getting these pedestrian truths about The Renaissance was an ugly period the author contends in his title Well I can t argue with him I don t think I could live in an era before air conditioning Eras before the twentieth century people s lives tended to be nasty, brutish and short Our era which I would argue is the most comfortable of all has its own problems The fact that life was precarious and violent with much squalor for ordinary and not so ordin...

  7. says:

    By no means an academic work Lee s entire work is a straw man argument for which he provides no counter argument apart from modern historians and the random reference to Burckhardt who has been dead for almost 200 years This work is a collection of ideas which were relevant ...

  8. says:

    Being a fan of the Renaissance period I couldn t wait to read this book Unfortunately, I couldn t finish this it I so wanted to like this book but I found myself trying to convince myself that it would get better but in never did I felt as ...

  9. says:

    This book has a huge scholarly apparatus and is full of interesting information about various aspects of Renaissance art and society in Italy It was fine to listen to However, I have several quarrels with it First, if it has a theme it s the rather banal one that notwithstanding producing lots of great art, the Renaissance in Italy was full of lust, greed, violence, and gluttony Hardly a surprise, that Second, there was no organizing principle, neither chronological nor analytical It seeme This book has a huge scholarly apparatus and is full of interesting information about various aspects of Renaissance art and society in Italy It was fine to listen to However, I have several quarrels with it First, if it has a theme it s the rather banal one that notwithstanding producing lots of great art, the Renaissance in Italy was full of lust, greed, violence, and gluttony Hard...

  10. says:

    I picked this one up at my local library While I am not sure why Lee considers it a major revelation that people in the past behaved badly the depravity of the Renaissance was certainly taught when I was in school it is an excellent tome on the subject, even if there are...

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