Newberry Renaissance Conference: Art and Society in Renaissance Florence

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs
Friday, April 8, 1977 to Saturday, April 9, 1977

The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979.

Organized by Anthony Molho, Brown University

Friday, April 8

Welcome

Lawrence W. Taylor, Newberry Library
Anthony Molho, Brown University

Session 1: Urban History

Chair: Eric Cochrane, University of Chicago

The Medici and the Florentine Building Boom
Caroline Elam, University of London

Commentators
E. William Monter, Northwestern University
Carroll Westfall, University of Illinois at Chicago

Saturday, April 9

Session 2: Renaissance Workshops

Chair: Richard Trexler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sculptors’ and Painters’ Workshops in Florence
Harriet M. Caplow, Indiana State University

Some Light onScribes of Vernacular Manuscripts in the Age of Humanism
Samuel Hough, Brown University

Commentator
Marvin Becker, University of Michigan

Session 3: The Impact of Art on the Economy of Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Florence

Chair: Julius Kirshner, University of Chicago

The Investment in Architecture in Renaissance Florence
Richard Goldthwaite, Johns Hopkins University

Commentators
Bruce Cole, Indiana University
Domenico Sella, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 4: Keynote Address

Art and Society in Renaissance Florence: Some Conclusions
Anthony Molho, Brown University

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