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The Stones of Florence

Picture-and-text book on Italy. Includes all aspects of Florentine life, from art and architecture to religion and politics.

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  • "Picture-and-text book on Italy. Includes all aspects of Florentine life, from art and architecture to religion and politics."@en
  • "Picture-and-text book on Italy. Includes all aspects of Florentine life, from art and architecture to religion and politics."
  • "The perfect companion piece to Mary McCarthy's Venice Observed, this captivating book takes readers on a timeless journey to Florence, past and present Mary McCarthy's classic celebrates the Italian city often looked upon as the provincial sister to the better-dressed, more "feminine" Venice. To McCarthy, Florence, or Firenze, is a place of ageless enchantment, from the Duomo to the fortressed palaces. The Renaissance began here; art and architecture flourished. From its roots as a center of medieval trade to its transformation into one of the world's wealthiest cities, McCarthy charts Florence's rich and turbulent history. She introduces a cast of towering real-life characters. Through her probing writer's lens, the poetry of Dante and the magnificent artistry of Raphael and Botticelli come vibrantly alive. Along this illuminating journey, McCarthy offers fascinating bits of trivia: There are no ruins in Florence because the Florentines aren't sentimental about their past; America took its name from a Florentine traveler named Amerigo Vespucci. From Michelangelo to the Medicis to the story behind a statue's missing head, The Stones of Florence is Mary McCarthy's hymn to this unique city. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author's estate."@en
  • "Donated: The Margaret A. Bailey Art Collection."@en
  • "A solid tribute to the city of Florence and its people."@en

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  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Pictorial works"
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  • "The stones of florence, by mary mccarthy"
  • "The stones of Florence. Mary McCarthy"
  • "The Stones of Florence"@en
  • "The Stones of Florence"
  • "Stones of Florence"
  • "The stones of Florence"@en
  • "The stones of Florence"
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