The art, science and military technique that flourished in the 1400s at the court and in the territories of the Malatesta family in its period of greatest splendor, the reign of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417-1468).
Their city was Rimini, their court one of the most prestigious of the European 1400s: this catalogue is about the Malatesta family, and was published for the occasion of the reopening, after years of restoration work, of Castel Sismondo, their fortress-dwelling, and of the Tempio Malatestiano. The catalogue reviews the art, science and military technique that developed in the 1400s at the court and in the territories of the Malatesta during the period of greatest splendor, the reign of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417-1468). The pieces presented are of great interest, on loan from leading Italian and European museums: paintings, sculptures, weapons and armor, illuminated manuscripts and medallions, including outstanding works by Piero della Francesca, Giambellino, Bellini and Ghirlandaio. With a preface by Andrea Emiliani, the volume includes different essays that reassemble a coherent, complete picture of the refined artistic and figurative culture that flourished at the Malatesta court.