Why is understanding the consumer habits of Florentines in the Renaissance
First response on both of these articles (2 pages):
Goldwaite, Richard. Wealth and the Demand for Art In Italy, 1300-1600. Baltimore, 1993, pp212-250, “The Culture of Consumption,” “Consumption and the Generation of Culture.”
Answer these questions after reading these two articles:
-How did consumer habits change, according to Richard Goldwaite, in the period between the 14th and 17th centuries?
-Why is understanding the consumer habits of Florentines in the Renaissance so important for the study of material culture?
2. Second response on these two articles (2 pages:
Preyer, Brenda. “The Florentine casa,” in At Home in Renaissance Italy, pp. 34-59, (and “The Wall Fountain and Fireplace in Florence,” pp.284-287
Brown, Patricia. “The Venetian Casa,” in At Home in Renaissance Italy, pp. 50-66
Compare these articles. What are the differences between the Venetian casa and the Florentine casa?
Italy experienced the more significant production of arts and luxury goods. The consumption habit increased especially for fashions and styles products as people did not fear to spend. Richard argues that the rate of consumption increased due to inheritance effect that took place after Black-death………………