Florence: a portrait

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Cape, 1996 - Travel - 498 pages
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.

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Levey, former director of London's National Gallery and a prolific art historian, explores the long history of the fabled city-state of Florence. Said to have been founded by Julius Caesar, Florence ... Read full review

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"It is deliberately not purely an historical account, nor is it offered as an outline of Florentine art through the ages, and still less is it a guide-book." Well, what is it, then? Written by a past ... Read full review

Contents

Seriously Seeking Florence
1
The City Emergent
21
The City Renascent
39
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