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The flowering of Florence : botanical art for the Medici

Author: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi; Gretchen A Hirschauer; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Living immersed in landscapes of great natural beauty, Tuscans have always harboured a deep love of flowers and gardens. During the Renaissance, in intellectual circles, this propensity developed naturally into an interest in horticulture and the botanical sciences, subjects that would coexist in perfect harmony with the Medici family's love of the arts." "The Flowering of Florence is published in association with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tongiorgi Tomasi, Lucia.
Flowering of Florence.
Washington, D.C. : National Gallery of Art, 2002
(OCoLC)606679954
Named Person: House of Medici; Maison des Médicis; House of Medici
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi; Gretchen A Hirschauer; National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0894682881 9780894682889 0853318573 9780853318576 0853318719 9780853318712
OCLC Number: 48507800
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Mar. 3-May 27, 2002.
Description: 132 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Medici Genealogy --
The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici / Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi --
Meditations on a Theme: Plants in Perugino's "Crucifixion" / Gretchen A. Hirschauer.
Responsibility: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, Gretchen A. Hirschauer.

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The Medici Family was known widely for its patronage of the arts. Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi's study examines the floral illustration and botanical art connected with the family in Florence. The text is  Read more...

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