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The Stones of Florence

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A beloved tribute to Florence that blends history, artistic reflection, and keen social observation

 

Renowned for her sharp literary style, essayist and fiction writer Mary McCarthy offers a unique history of Florence, from its inception to the dominant role it came to play in the world of art, architecture, and Italian culture, that captures the brilliant Florentine spirit and revisits the legendary figures—Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and others—who exemplify it so iconically. Her most cherished sights and experiences color this timeless, graceful portrait of a city that's as famous as it is alluring.

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This is a unique tribute to Florence, combining history, artistic description, and social observation. A memorable portrait of the Florentine spirit and of those figures who exemplify this spirit, such as Dante, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Machiavelli.

About the Author

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and a social and art critic. A member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, she was the author of Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, Venice Observed, and Birds of America, among other books.

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ISBN:
9780156027632
Author:
Mccarthy, Mary
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
McCarthy, Mary
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Art, renaissance
Subject:
Art, italian
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Florence (Italy) Description and travel.
Subject:
Art, Italian -- Italy -- Florence.
Subject:
World History-Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.52 lb

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