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Florence 1900: The Quest for Arcadia

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By the end of the nineteenth century, Florence was a key destination for cultured travelers from Europe and America. Writers such as Wilde, Rilke, and Mann; painters such as Degas and Klee; and not least, the young art historian Aby Warburg and his wife, Mary, flocked to Florence to escape the encroachments of modern life at home and to revel in the cityand#8217;s rich artistic and cultural past.

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This beguiling book fuses narrative and ideas to consider how the encounter between modernism and Renaissance culture was experienced by both visitors to Florence and its inhabitants. Based on Aby Warburgand#8217;s letters, diaries, and notebooks; on Italian and German archives; and on conversations with E. H. Gombrich (director of the famous Institute that Warburg founded), the book is an intimate guide to life in Florence and the theaters, restaurants, galleries, and salons frequented by visiting cultural exiles. At the same time, the book paints an evocative picture of a city at the cusp of the modern age, adjusting to electricity and the motor car on one hand and to social unrest and a clash of cultures on the other.

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About the Author

Bernd Roeck is professor of history at the University of Zurich. He lives in Zurich. Stewart Spencer is an acclaimed translator. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300095159
Author:
Roeck, Bernd
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Translator:
Spencer, Stewart
Author:
Spencer, Stewart
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Florence (Italy) Civilization.
Subject:
Warburg, Aby
Subject:
World History-Italy
Subject:
Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w illus.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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