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.

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 Florence

1. 'St John's Sheep-fold': The City Emergent

2. Fire, Flood, Plague, War and Art: The City Renascent

3. The City and Its Citizens in Perspective

4. Public Competition among the Artists

5. Artists in Collaboration

6. 'To Florence and God the wrong was done'

7. The Republic under First Medici Sway

8. Lorenzo de' Medici and 'the most beautiful city'

9. 'The Troubles of Italy'

10. Triumphal Entries and Fatal Exits

11. 'A young man on a marvellous horse'

12. The Princely City

13. Putting on the Style

14. The Enlightened City and the New Troubles of Italy

Epilogue: Florence as Cradle and Capital

Medici Family Tree

Books for Further Reading

Index

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