An Art Lover's Guide to Florence

Author: Judith Testa

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1609090632

Category: Travel

Page: 306

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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.
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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

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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.
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Time Out Florence

And the Best of Tuscany

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out

ISBN: 184670247X

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Florence has the greatest collection of Renaissance art in the world, and a character list that reads like a Who's Who of the period's greatest artists and thinkers u Dante, Leonardo, Michaelangelo u not to mention the powerful families who financed their work - the Medici and the Strozzi. Evidence of their lasting influence abounds today, including the discovery of a Leonardo fresco beneath a painting by Vasari, and the unearthing of Michaelangelo's plans for a church facade. The city's challenge today is to manage the resultant tourist hordes; a new entrance to an enlarged Uffizi should double tourist numbers to the gallery, while a tramline is intended to reduce the city's traffic.
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Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c. 1350–1490

Author: Dr Diana Hiller

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409462064

Category: Art

Page: 256

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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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The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria

Author: Jonathan Buckley,Mark Ellingham,Tim Jepson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409359778

Category: Travel

Page: 584

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The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the ultimate travel guide to some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Covering the region more comprehensively than any other guide, it's packed with up-to-date and expert information on all the attractions, from the great museums of Florence and Siena to the tiny rural hill-towns, as well as guiding you to the best of the beaches, forests, mountains and vineyard-clad hills. It also it gives you the lowdown on the best hotels and restaurants for all budgets, and illuminates the sights with background information on history, folklore, art, architecture and festivals. Dozens of photographs and easy-to-use colour maps complete a guide that has long been established as the best you can buy.
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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: 1888

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A.L.A. Catalog, 1926

An Annotated Basic List of 10,000 Books

Author: Isabella Mitchell Cooper,Marion Louise Horton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: 1291

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Accents on Artists

A Fact-filled Pronunciation Guide

Author: Barbara Toohil,Peter Toohil

Publisher: Accents on Artist

ISBN: 0965515206

Category: Artists

Page: 363

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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.
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