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The Companion Guide to Florence by Eve Borsook
  

The Companion Guide to Florence

Part of the Companion Guides Series

Synopsis

The Companion Guide to Florence by Eve Borsook

This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re-read on your return. SPECTATORA sure and illuminating guide. SUNDAY TIMESThe city state of Florence led the rest of the western world in art, science and political idealism in the middle ages. This early richness, the importance of the achievements of its famous sons, including Dante, Giotto, Leonardo and Michelangelo, the great quantity of visible remains, make Florence as a city to visit both alluring and challenging. In true Companion Guide manner, this book describes, with the knowledge and insight distilled from long residence in Florence, and with an art historian's eye, what is to be seen and its place in history. In discussing the Florentine monuments and their origins in the city's life, EVE BORSOOK presents a study of the ideas, events and personalities of Florence yesterday and today; she communicates to the visitor her delight in her chosen city, including those districts usually neglected by the tourist but particularly rich in Florentine life.EVE BORSOOK is a research associate at Harvard's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence.

Reviews

'This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re-read on your return.'
SPECTATOR This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re

-read on your return. Richly informative, an admirable piece of historical writing - offers lively interest wherever it is opened.


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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 1997

Author

Eve Borsook

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Publisher

Companion Guides an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Format

Paperback
422 pages

Categories

Travel & holiday guides

ISBN

9781900639194

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