Art

An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

Author: Judith Anne Testa

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780875806808

Category: Art

Page: 269

View: 9836

No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal. While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover's Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works. With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.

Florenz

Kunst und Architektur

Author: Silvestra Bietoletti,Elena Capretti,Marco Chiarini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848008476

Category:

Page: 528

View: 8775

Das Wunder von Florenz

Architektur und Intrige: Wie die schönste Kuppel der Welt entstand

Author: Ross King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570552490

Category:

Page: 255

View: 8110

Inferno

Thriller.

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404169757

Category:

Page: 684

View: 8200

The Browning Cyclopaedia

A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning

Author: Edward Berdoe

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Distri

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 572

View: 1959

Art

The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide

Where to View the World’s Great Masterpieces

Author: Henry P. Traverso, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475990898

Category: Art

Page: 900

View: 3809

Art lovers are passionate seekers, but locating the works of the great masters can often present a challenge. In The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide, author Dr. Henry P. Traverso offers a guide to locating the works of the most popular and well-known Western visual artists worldwide. Featuring diverse artists such as Joseph Albers, Picasso, Monet, Francisco de Zurbaran, and a host of others, this comprehensive handbook provides essential biographical information and historical context for more than 250 visual artists. It follows with an orderly list of each artist’s works and where those works are located throughout the world, including museums, galleries, churches, monasteries, athenaeums, universities, parks, and libraries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Both an easy-to-search database and a crash course in art history, The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide provides an enhanced understanding of the arts along with the tools needed to plan an art history trip and to better navigate museums.
Fiction

Via dell'Amore - Jede Liebe führt nach Rom

Roman

Author: Mark Lamprell

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641196078

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7236

Die ewige Stadt Rom – gibt es einen schöneren Ort auf der Welt, um sich zu verlieben? Rom ist die Stadt der Liebe. Das hofft auch Alice, als sie nach Italien reist, um endlich etwas Verrücktes zu erleben. Meg und Alec sind seit Jahren verheiratet, doch im Alltag ist ihnen die Liebe abhandengekommen. In Rom verliebten sie sich einst unsterblich, kann diese Stadt sie auch wieder zueinander führen? Die beiden älteren Damen Constance und Lizzie möchten Constances verstorbenem Ehemann Henry seinen Herzenswunsch erfüllen. Lizzie ahnt jedoch nichts von Constances und Henrys wahrer Geschichte, die vor Jahrzehnten genau hier begann. Am Ende ist für jeden von ihnen nichts mehr, wie es war. Denn alle Wege führen nach Rom – und der ein oder andere vielleicht direkt ins Glück ...
Art

Discovering the Great Masters

The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Symbols in Paintings

Author: Paul Crenshaw

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 308

View: 9712

Identifies secret symbols and meanings hidden in sixty-two works by master artists from Botticelli and Giotto to Da Vinci and Michelangelo, in a captioned treasury that features die-cut pages enabling readers to focus on specific aspects.
Art

Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c. 1350–1490

Author: Dr Diana Hiller

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409462064

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3295

The first monograph to appear in English on the Last Supper frescoes in Quattrocento Florence, this study examines the effect of gender on the contextualized perceptions of the male and female religious who viewed the Florentine Last Supper images. Using archival, literary and cultural sources, and by examining a wide range of contexts, Diana Hiller argues that the religious viewers’ perceptions of the refectory frescoes were gendered.
Travel

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Florence & Central Italy

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241279100

Category: Travel

Page: 100

View: 9529

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Florence & Central Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Florence & Central Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer.
Travel

Lonely Planet Pocket Florence

Author: Lonely Planet,Nicola Williams,Virginia Maxwell

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787012182

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 7891

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience art-lover heaven at the world-class Uffizi Gallery in Florence, see the world's most famous statue, Michelangelo's David, at the Galleria dell'Accademia, or visit Pisa's 'Field of Miracles'; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Florence & Tuscany and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Florence map (included in print version), plus over 18 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo & San Marco Santa Croce, Oltrano and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Florence & Tuscany's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Italy

Die Malerin

Roman

Author: Susan Vreeland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453869967

Category: Italy

Page: 351

View: 5354

Fiction

Das Zeichen der Venus

Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (BLT)

ISBN: 9783404922123

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

View: 5751

Florenz 1582. Als die Nonnen von Santa Vitella Schwester Lukrezia für ihre Beerdigung herrichten, machen sie eine verstörende Entdeckung: Eine tätowierte Schlange ringelt sich über den Leib der Toten ? der Kopf des Reptils zeigt das Gesicht eines jungen Mannes ...
Travel

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787011933

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3696

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience art-lover heaven at the world-class Uffizi Gallery in Florence, tempt your taste buds on a food tour around Tuscany, or climb San Gimignano's medieval towers; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florence & Tuscany and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, architecture, politics, landscapes, cuisine, wine Free, convenient pull-out Florence map (included in print version), plus over 46 colour maps Covers Florence, Siena, Central Coast, Elba, Apuane Alps, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, San Minato, Chianti, Arezzo, Garfagnana, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany, our most comprehensive guide to Florence & Tuscany, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Florence & Tuscany, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Language Arts & Disciplines

Florence And Tuscany

A Literary Guide for Travellers

Author: Ted Jones

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848858361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7027

A guide to the literary regions of Florence and Tuscany evaluates their cultural sophistication and inspiration on writers throughout history, tracing the Italy-influenced creative lives of such figures as John Milton, Mark Twain and D. H. Lawrence.
Artists

Accents on Artists

A Fact-filled Pronunciation Guide

Author: Barbara Toohil,Peter Toohil

Publisher: Accents on Artist

ISBN: 0965515206

Category: Artists

Page: 363

View: 3078

ACCENT ON ARTISTS (a Fact-Filled Pronunciation Guide to over 800 artists' names you should know...) published by Art 'N Facts, Inc. Whether you work in museums, broadcasting or the print media, or are simply an art lover, you will value this book as a quick & comprehensive guide to the top names in fine art, photography, video & architecture. This 384 page pocket-size (5" x 5 1/2") reference book, with its unique two-page format & companion 60 minute audio tape, provides an alphabetical list which includes the name, its phonetic pronunciation, nationality, date of birth & some notable facts to help you identify & become familiar with the artists & their work. ACCENT ON ARTISTS has already won acceptance at many of the country's largest museums...but don't mistake this book for a niche product. This book can easily be a staple in any bookstore art section & become mandatory reading for high school or college art history courses. Sold separately or as a combined set with the audio cassette, you can order these items directly from the publisher or request our list of distributors. Book (SUGGESTED retail cover price $13.95). Audio tape (retail $7.95). Combined sets (retail $21.90). Order from: ART 'N FACTS, INC., P.O. Box 100 Drums, PA 18222. Phone: (717) 788-1476. FAX (717) 788-3121.
Painters

A Guide to the Paintings of Venice

Being an Historical and Critical Account of All the Pictures in Venice, with Quotations from the Best Authorities; and Short Lives of the Venetian Masters

Author: Frank Tryon Charles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painters

Page: 278

View: 3361

Zimmer mit Aussicht

Eine Liebesgeschichte (Fischer Klassik)

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596905775

Category:

Page: 327

View: 6708