Cosimo de Medici and Eleonora of Toledo:
A Selected Bibliography

Dame Catriona Mairghread nic Dhuibh of Moray
[Monica E. Spence]

Thanks to the gracious generosity of Dame Catriona Mairghread nic Dhuibh of Moray,
here is the bibliography from her "Eleanora of Toledo" class!

Anquetil, Jacques:
  • Silk. New York: Flammarion. 1996

Arnold, Janet:
  • Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women 1560-1620. New York: Drama Books. 1985.
  • Preliminary Investigation into the Medici Grave Clothes. Il Costume nell' etas' del Rinascimento. (No publisher available) Florence: 1988.
  • A personal letter to Monica E. Spence 1992.

Baccheschi, Edi:
  • L'Opera Completa del Bronzino. Milan: Rizzoli. 1973.

Barolsky, Paul:
  • Infinite Jest: Wit and Humor in Italian Renaissance Art. Columbia (Missouri): University of Missouri Press. 1978.

Brion, Marcel:
  • The Medici, A Great Florentine Family. New York: Crown Publishers Inc. 1969.

Bruckner, Gene:
  • Florence: The Golden Age - 1138-1737. Berkley: University of California Press. 1998.

Calloway, Steven and Jones, Steven:
  • Royal Style: Five Centuries of Influence and Fashion. Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1991.

Campbell, Lorne:
  • Renaissance Portraits. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1990.

Caneva, Caterina, et al.:
  • The Uffizi Guide to the Collections and Catalogue of All Paintings. Florence: Becocci/Scala. 1986.

Cecci, Alessandro:
  • Bronzino. New York: Riverside Book Company. 1996.

Cellini, Benvenuto:
  • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini. Edited and abridged by Charles Hope and Alessandro Nova from the Translation by J.A. Symonds. Oxford: Phaidon Press. 1983.

Cochrane, Eric:
  • Florence in the Forgotten Centuries 1527-1800. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1973.

Cleugh, James:
  • The Medici: A Tale of Fifteen Generations. New York: Dorset Press. 1975.

Cox-Rearick, Janet:
  • Bronzino's Chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio. Berkley: University of California Press. 1993.
  • Bronzino's Young Woman with Her Little Boy. Studies in the History of Art Volume #12. Washington: National Gallery of Art. 1982.

....Dynasty and Destiny in Medici Art: Pontormo, Leo and the Two Cosimos. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1984.

Davenport, Millia:
  • The Book of Costume. New York: Crown Publishers. 1948.

Feinberg, Larry J.:
  • From Studio to Stiolo: Florentine Draftsmanship Under the First Medici Grand Dukes. Seattle: Marquand Books. 1991.

Ferrai, Luigi A.:
  • Cosimo de Medici. (No publisher given) Bologna: 1882.

Fox, Linda R.:
  • Portraits of Eleonora of Toledo (Part I) Costumers Newsletter (Seams Like Old Times. Volume #2. Bloomington (Indiana): 1983.
  • Portraits of Eleonora of Toledo (Part II) Costumers Newsletter (Seams Like Old Times) Volume #5. Bloomington (Indiana) 1983.

Gregori, Mina:
  • Paintings in the Uffizi and Pitti Galleries. Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1994.

Hibbert, Christopher:
  • Florence the Biography of a City. New York: W.W. Norton and Co. Inc. 1993.
  • The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall. New York: Morrow Quill Paperbacks. 1980.

Joyce, Kristin and Addison Shellei:
  • Pearls: Ornament and Obsession. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1993.

Lees, Dorothy N. (trans.):
  • Florence. Novara: Instituto Geografico de Agostini. 1955.

Levey, Michael:
  • Florence: A Portrait. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1996.
  • Painting at Court: the Wrightman Lectures. NY: New York University Press. 1971.

Langedijk, Karla:
  • The Portraits of the Medici (2 vol.). Florence: Studio per Edizioni Scelte. 1981.

Luchinat, Christina A. (ed.):
  • Treasures of Florence: the Medici Collection 1400-1700. New York: Prestel. 1997.

Marinis, Fabrizio de' (ed.):
  • Velvet. New York: Idea Books. 1994.

Massinelli, Anna Maria and Tuera, Filipo:
  • Treasures of the Medici. New York: Vendome Press. 1992.

McCorquodale, Charles:
  • Bronzino. London: Jupiter Books. 1981


Micheletti, Emma:
  • Le Donna dei Medici. Florence: Sansoni. 1983.

Minor, Andrew C. and Mitchell, Bonner:
  • A Renaissance Entertainment: Festivities for the Marriage of Cosimo I, Duke of Florence in 1539. Columbia (Missouri): University of Missouri Press. 1968.

Regoli, Gigetta, et al:
  • Uffizi/Florence: Great Museums of the World. New York: Newsweek. 1968.

Rud, Einer:
  • Vasari's Life and Lives. Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Co. Inc. 1963.

Ruskin, Ariane:

  • Art of the High Renaissance. New York: McGraw Hill Book Company. 1968.

Strehl, Melinda:
  • Knitting Eleonora of Toledo's Stockings. Tournaments Illuminated, Issue #126, Spring. Milpitas (California): Society for Creative Anachronism. 1998.

Tinagli, Paola:
  • Women in Italian Renaissance Art: Gender, Representation, Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1997.

Vasari, Giorgio:
  • Lives of the Artists (2 vol.). Tr. by George Bull. New York: Viking Penguin Press. 1987.

Young, G.F.:
  • The Medici (2 vol.). New York: E.P. Dutton and Company. 1920.

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