The ugly renaissance sex greed violence and depravity in an age of beauty alexander lee on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the ugly renaissance is a delightfully debauched tour of the sordid gritty reality behind some of the most celebrated artworks and cultural innovations of all time. When i caught sight of this book i knew i had to take a closer lookthe ugly renaissance shines its light behind the big names of artists patrons military commanders and popes to define and detail the cultural context in which they existed. The ugly renaissance is a delightfully debauched tour of the sordid gritty reality behind some of the most celebrated artworks and cultural innovations of all time renaissance scholar alexander lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the periods best known artworks rife with . Alexander lee is the author of the ugly renaissance 335 avg rating 442 ratings 95 reviews published 2013 humanism and empire 500 avg rating 1 r. Lee petrarch and st augustine classical scholarship christian theology and the origins of the renaissance in italy 2012 etc lays bare the base tendencies and avaricious impulses that undergirded much of the renaissances artistic splendor the ugly renaissance sex greed violence and depravity in an age of beauty by alexander lee
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