Long before the photo op, political rulers were manipulating visual imagery to cultivate their authority and spread their ideology. Born just decades after Gutenberg, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) was, Larry Silver argues, the first ruler to exploit the propaganda power of printed images and text. Marketing Maximilian explores how Maximilian used illustrations and other visual arts to shape his image, achieve what Max Weber calls "the routinization of charisma," strengthen the power of the Hapsburg dynasty, and help establish the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A fascinating study of the self-fashioning of an early modern ruler who was as much image-maker as emperor, Marketing Maximilian shows why Maximilian remains one of the most remarkable, innovative, and self-aggrandizing royal art patrons in European history.
Silver describes how Maximilian--lacking a real capital or court center, the ability to tax, and an easily manageable territory--undertook a vast and expensive visual-media campaign to forward his extravagant claims to imperial rank, noble blood, perfect virtues, and military success. To press these claims, Maximilian patronized and often personally supervised and collaborated with the best printers, craftsmen, and artists of his time (among them no less than Albrecht Dürer) to plan and produce illustrated books, medals, heralds, armor, and an ambitious tomb monument.
Generi Arte Beni culturali e Fotografia » Storia dell'arte » Rinascimento dal 1400 al 1600 » Storia dell'arte, Alti titoli » Forme d'arte e tecniche artistiche » Stampe e tecniche di stampa , Storia e Biografie » Storia dell'Europa » Periodi storici » Storia moderna (1450-1700 ca.) » Storia: opere generali » Storia: specifici argomenti , Politica e Società » Comunicazione e Media » Pubblicità e società » Ideologie e Teorie politiche » Ideologie politiche » Politica e Istituzioni » Leader politici e Leadership , Cinema e Spettacolo » Radio e Televisione » Televisione e società
Editore Princeton University Press
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9780691245898 9780691245898