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Date(s) - 07 oktober 2019

Reale Istituto Neerlandese di Roma

In Jacopo Strada and Cultural Patronage at the Imperial Court: The Antique as Innovation, Dirk Jansen provides a survey of the life and career of the antiquary, architect, and courtier Jacopo Strada (Mantua 1515 – Vienna 1588). His manifold activities — also as publisher, agent and artistic and scholarly advisor of powerful patrons such as Hans Jakob Fugger, the Duke of Bavaria and the Emperors Ferdinand I and Maximilian II — are studied within the context of the cosmopolitan learned and courtly environments in which he moved. These volumes offer a substantial reassessment of Strada’s importance as an agent of change, transmitting the ideas and artistic language of the Italian Renaissance to the North.

This publication will be available at a reduced rate during the presentation, and can moreover be consulted Open Access.