The book of Courtier/Donatello

World geography: Justin Rodman

What is The BOOK of courtier?

it is a courtesy book. It was written by Baldassare Castiglione over the course of many years, beginning in 1508, and published in 1528 by the Aldine Press in Venice just before his death an English edition was published in 1561. It addresses the constitution of a perfect courtier, and in its last installment, a perfect lady


was an early renaissance sculptor, artist from Florence. He studied classical sculpture, and used this to develop a fully Renaissance style in sculpture, which his periods in Rome, padua and siena introduced to other parts of Italy over his long and productive career