Florence: A Portrait

Florence: A Portrait

by Michael Levey, Florence
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674306589

ISBN-13: 9780674306585

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Nestled in the Apennines, cradle of the Renaissance, home of Dante, Michelangelo, and the Medici, Florence is unlike any other city in its extraordinary mingling of great art and literature, natural splendor, and remarkable history. Intimate and grand, learned and engaging, Michael Levey's Florence renders the city in all of its madness and magnificence.  See more details below

Overview

Nestled in the Apennines, cradle of the Renaissance, home of Dante, Michelangelo, and the Medici, Florence is unlike any other city in its extraordinary mingling of great art and literature, natural splendor, and remarkable history. Intimate and grand, learned and engaging, Michael Levey's Florence renders the city in all of its madness and magnificence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674306585
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Selective Chronology
Maps
Prologue: Seriously Seeking Florence1
1'St. John's Sheep-fold': The City Emergent17
2Fire, Flood, Plague, War and Art: The City Renascent39
3The City and Its Citizens in Perspective77
4Public Competition among the Artists116
5Artists in Collaboration154
6'To Florence and God the wrong was done'162
7The Republic under First Medici Sway186
8Lorenzo de' Medici and 'the most beautiful city'211
9'The Troubles of Italy'236
10Triumphal Entries and Fatal Exits283
11'A young man on a marvellous horse'322
12The Princely City353
13Putting on the Style391
14The Enlightened City and the New Troubles of Italy432
Epilogue: Florence as Cradle and Capital459
Medici Family Tree475
Books for Further Reading477
Index487

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