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Florence : art and architecture

Publisher: Köln : Könemann ; [Princes Risborough] : John Wilson [distributor], ©2005.
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Combines easily understood text with opulent color illustrations into a cultural experience. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of this city on the Arno. The experts introduce superb historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and as "insiders" lead you through world-famous painting galleries such as the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 3833119896 9783833119897 8870571866 9788870571868
OCLC Number: 122280416
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: 528 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Contents: Medieval Florence --
From Gothic to Renaissance --
The Cinquecento --
The court art of the last of the Medici --
Neo-Classicism, the Academy and the "Reform" --
Glossary.
Responsibility: S. Bietoletti [and others].

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Combines easily understood text with opulent color illustrations into a cultural experience. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of this city on the Arno. The experts introduce superb historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and as "insiders" lead you through world-famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti. Over 500 illustrations, as well as thematic essays on book illumination, the art of the goldsmith and the treasures of the Medicis, round out the text.--From publisher description.

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