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.
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.
Discover Florence and Tuscany with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful region before you've even packed your case - visit Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia, marvel at Siena's tiger-striped Duomo, or enjoy superb food and wine in the villages and estates of Chianti. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Florence and Tuscany covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing. - Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love Florence and Tuscany: Renaissance art, picture-perfect towns, mouth-watering food and drink - what will yours be? - See Florence and Tuscany from a different angle - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular region - A year-long calendar of events in Florence and Tuscany gives a selection of local celebrations and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe - Detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Florence's Duomo, Santa Maria Novella and the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Covers Florence: Around the Duomo, Around Santa Croce, Around San Lorenzo, Oltrarno; North East Tuscany; Central Tuscany; South East Tuscany; North West Tuscany; South West Tuscany DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Or a shorter trip? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. Now they have a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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.
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