1. First response on both of these articles (2 pages):
Goldwaite, Richard. Wealth and the Demand for Art In Italy, 1300-1600. Baltimore, 1993, pp212-250, â€œThe Culture of Consumption,â€ â€œConsumption and the Generation of Culture.â€
Answer these questions after reading these two articles:
-How did consumer habits change, according to Richard Goldwaite, in the period between the 14th and 17th centuries?
-Why is understanding the consumer habits of Florentines in the Renaissance so important for the study of material culture?
2. Second response on these two articles (2 pages:
Preyer, Brenda. â€œThe Florentine casa,â€ in At Home in Renaissance Italy, pp. 34-59, (and â€œThe Wall Fountain and Fireplace in Florence,â€ pp.284-287
Brown, Patricia. â€œThe Venetian Casa,â€ in At Home in Renaissance Italy, pp. 50-66
Compare these articles. What are the differences between the Venetian casa and the Florentine casa?