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  • The Stones of Florence
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  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 0151850798

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Read & download ✓ The Stones of Florence ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF learntopark.co.za ã 8 Read & download Summary The Stones of Florence He author creates a vivid image of life in Flo. From its founding to modern times this is a marvelous survey of Florentine lives and history A must read from one of the 20th century s great writers

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Read & download ✓ The Stones of Florence ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF learntopark.co.za ã 8 Read & download Summary The Stones of Florence Rence capturing the essence of an alluring cit. THE STONES OF FLORENCE is a complex art history book Mary McCarthy first had published in 1959 The original contained photographs and this paperback has none I think my reading would have been a bit easier if I had seen the photographs but perhaps they were few or not that good I ve taken enough art history classes that covered Italian art and traveled and visited museums housing Florentine art so I could visualize many of the works McCarthy discusses If you have no background on this suject you might find the book tough going On the other hand one has to start somewhere though this may not be the best place STONES is filled with enough anectdotal material to make it interesting but if you don t aready know who Giotto Cimabue Ucello Masaccio Fra Agelico Donatello and Brunelleschi were McCarthy s discourse may prove dense at timesMcCarthy covers the history of Florence but she is mainly interested in the Medieval and Renaissance art of the city so she moves very uickly to the 13th 14th and 15th centuries My sense is that she is favorably disposed to the Medieval art 13th and 14th likes the Renaissance art a little less 14th and 15th and positively dislikes the mad bad Mannerists 16th For example describing the Mannerist Il Rosso s painting Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro she says it reminds one of the half carnival atmosphere of an insane asylum or of a brothel during a police raidMcCarthy says Florentine art collapsed in the 16th Century and never recovered largely owing to the Medicis those former pharmacists who thought they understood art She says perhaps the Mannerists only reflected what they saw Florence as a commercial hub with no spritiual coreShe says Florence unlike Venice and Sienna is a manly town Although various illustrious visitors have been attacted to the city over the ages like ueen Victoria who did water colors at Vincigliata or Florence Nightengale s parents who named her for the city they mostly preferred to stay in villas in the Tuscan countryside or other cities in Tuscany Florence has been and remains a commercial city home of Gucci and Feragamo and for the most part it s buildings are blocky black and white and businesslike She says Florence was a Guelph city for the Pope one of whom was a Medici and one of the many Guelph Ghibilline conflicts that involved Florence took place with Pistoia source of the word pistolSTONES is an interesting book and one that may provide you with some colorful information about the city of Florence and perhaps persuade you to take your next vacation in Venice

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Read & download ✓ The Stones of Florence ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF learntopark.co.za ã 8 Read & download Summary The Stones of Florence Drawing from history literature and the arts t. This is a wonderful book How she could know so much and be so much clearer than any scholar I know is a mystery She is a masterful writer