A Renaissance Town
A clear text, colorful illustrations, factual captions, and a handy glossary provide young readers with a complete guide to Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance, when such artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelango spent their days working on their masterpieces.
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15th century 15th-century Florence 8th century BC ancient Roman apothecaries architect Arno Baptistery Benozzo Gozzoli bronze Brunelleschi building Byzantine scholars CAPTURING REALITY cathedral chapel Choirloft CHRONOLOGY OF FLORENCE church citizens clay cloth Coluccio Salutati condottiere confraternity of Santa controlled the Signoria Cosimo countryside courtyard decoration dome Donatello doors Emperor Europe farm Florence's Florentine artists foundling foundling hospital Ghiberti Giovanni di Bicci goldsmiths Greek Holy Roman Emperor humanists ideas Italian towns Italy Leonardo da Vinci loggia Lorenzo Luca della Robbia Machicolated manufacturers manuscripts Maria della Pieta Masaccio meat Medici family Medici inherited medieval mercenaries metal Michelangelo minor guilds official Orsanmichele painting palace palazzo palio patron PETER BEDRICKBOOKS Piero plaster poor Pope Pope Leo X religious Renaissance Rich merchants Rome Santa Maria sculpted sculptor SCULPTURE OLD silk square statue streets thread tower TOWN TRIUMPHANT town's trade villa walls Wax rods WEALTH & POWER wool workers