The Art of Florence
ISBN10: 0896594025 ISBN13: 9780896594029 Contributors: Andres, Glenn M. Publisher: Abbeville Pr Published: Jun 1 1989 Weight: 26.80lbs. Height: 15.75" Width: 17.50" Depth: 5.75" Language: English
Since the radiant years of the Renaissance, the city of Florence has come to represent the greatest triumph of the Western cultural tradition. Here, hundreds of the most splendidly talented artists in history lived and worked, and collaborated in the creation of the great urban museum we know as Florence. The Art of Florence analyzes the history of Florentine art in terms of the distinctly Florentine and Tuscan influences that shaped it, linking the city's architecture, sculpture, and painting to the rich social fabric and the dramatic political life of the city. Woven into this history is a visual documentation of Florence's treasures.