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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.

Synopsis:

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 critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156850803
Author:
McCarthy, Mary
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
McCarthy, Mary
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Art, renaissance
Subject:
Art, italian
Subject:
Art, european
Subject:
Florence
Subject:
Art -- Italy -- Florence.
Subject:
Italy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 97-75
Publication Date:
20021104
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Italy » Medieval and Renaissance
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
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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.

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