A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV; Revised and Expanded Edition

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A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV; Revised and Expanded Edition - Brown, Jonathan, Professor, and Elliott, John Huxtable
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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 Vel zquez and other contemporary artists, the palace became a showcase for the art and culture of Spain's Golden Age. A Palace for a King, first published in 1980, provides a pioneering total history of the construction, decoration, and uses of a major royal palace, emphasising the relationship of art and politics at a critical moment in European history. produced on ...

A Palace for a King: The Buen Retiro and the Court of Philip IV; Revised and Expanded Edition 2003, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300101850

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