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Gilding the Market: Luxury and Fashion in Fourteenth-Century Italy
In the fourteenth century, garish ornaments, bright colors, gilt, and military effects helped usher in the age of fashion in Italy. Over a short span of years important matters began to turn on the cut of a sleeve. Fashion influenced consumption and provided a stimulus that drove demand for goods and turned wealthy townspeople into enthusiastic consumers. Making wise decis ...more
ebook, 344 pages
Published June 3rd 2011 by University of Pennsylvania Press
(first published January 25th 2006)
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