A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV Jonathan Brown

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A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV  by  Jonathan Brown

A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV by Jonathan Brown
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The Buen Retiro, a royal retreat and pleasure palace, was built for Philip IV on the outskirts of Madrid in the 1630s. With its superb display of paintings by Velázquez and other contemporary artists, the palace became a showcase for the art andMoreThe Buen Retiro, a royal retreat and pleasure palace, was built for Philip IV on the outskirts of Madrid in the 1630s. With its superb display of paintings by Velázquez and other contemporary artists, the palace became a showcase for the art and culture of Spains Golden Age.

A Palace for a King, first published to wide acclaim in 1980, provided a pioneering total history of the construction, decoration, and uses of a major royal palace, emphasizing the relationship of art and politics at a critical moment in European history. In this extensively revised edition, the authors review the scholarship produced on different aspects of the history of the palace and its decoration over the past quarter century. A number of new, previously unpublished illustrations have been added, and many of the plates are now reproduced in color.Author Biography: Jonathan Brown, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Sir John Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History in the University of Oxford, are joint editors of The Sale of the Century: Artistic Relations between Spain and Great Britain, 1604-1655 and have written numerous books on Spanish art and history.



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