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Florence : art and architecture

Author: Silvestra Bietoletti; Leslie Ray
Publisher: [Königswinter, Germany] : H.F. Ullmann, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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
All Authors / Contributors: Silvestra Bietoletti; Leslie Ray
ISBN: 9783833145858 3833145854 9780841600676 0841600678 9783833146725 3833146729
OCLC Number: 212894751
Notes: Originally published in Italian as Firenze : arte e architettura.
Description: 528 pages : color illustrations ; 26 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.
Other Titles: Firenze.
Responsibility: S. Bietoletti [and others] ; [translated from the Italian by Leslie Ray 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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