Literary Mastermind of His Time
Castiglione wrote novels and two of his works are The Courtier and The Tirsi. His patron was Guidobaldo the Duke of Urbine. The two "isms" that are closely linked to Castiglione are humanism because his works focused on human perfection, and Capitalism because patrons paid him for his works.
Castiglione's The Courtier
"Baldassare Castiglione." NNDB: Tracking the entire world. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.nndb.com/people/351/000095066/>.
" CASTIGLIONE, Baldassare (1478-1529). The Courtier ... Verie necessarie and profitable for young Gentlemen and Gentlewomen abiding in Court, Pallace, or Place, done into English by Thomas Hobby. London: John Wolfe, 1588. | Books & Manuscripts Aucti." Christie's: Fine Art Auctions and Private Sales for Contemporary, Modern, Old Master paintings, jewelry, watches, wine, furniture & more. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/books-manuscripts/castiglione-baldassare-the-courtier-verie-5578219-details.aspx>.