Particularly in the case of the early modern period, the so-called global turn in art history has tended to lionize the metropole. The urban focus of such major exhibitions as Venice and the Islamic World (2007) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Lisbon-focused The Global City (2014) at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga has helped to construct an image of European cities as the spaces par excellence for multi- and transcultural interactions in art, visual, and material culture. Despite Florence’s unquestioned centrality within the art historical tradition, its relative isolation on the broader political and mercantile stage made the city on the Arno a latecomer to...
Skip Nav Destination
Book Review| April 02 2019
Book Review: Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence by Lia Markey
Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, by Lia Markey.
Penn State University Press,
264pp., 68 color and 58 b/w illus. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-07115-2. Reviewed by Sean Roberts.
Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (2019) 1 (2): 141–142.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Sean Roberts; Book Review: Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence by Lia Markey. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 2 April 2019; 1 (2): 141–142. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2019.120012
Download citation file: