The City of Florence

The City of Florence

Historical Vistas and Personal Sightings

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A traveler's journey through Florence offers a historic portrait that gives insight into the city's influence on modern Western culture and its civil legacy from the Middle Ages, and covers the Arno, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, and other landmarks

Book News
A delightfully personal and learned look at the Tuscan city of Florence, encompassing its cultural, civic and artistic legacy from the Middle Ages to the present. Lewis discusses Florence's designs and principal designers, special sites and neighborhoods, artistic history, and the feel of this unique city. B&w photographs and a few line-drawn maps. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In this deeply personal and learned labor of love, R.W.B. Lewis, acclaimed chronicler of such great American cosmopolitans as Edith Wharton and Henry James, provides a new look at the glories of Florence, the smallish Tuscan city which has been a prime source for modern Western culture and which has also been his second home for the past fifty years. In chapters dense with historical detail and personal reflection, Lewis reconsiders the principal focal points of this much-beloved city - the Arno, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce - and casts new light on Florence's cultural patrimony and civic legacy from the Middle Ages to the present. With a scholar's eye and a lover's passion, he invites us to share his vision of a city and the way of life it has engendered and inspired.

Baker
& Taylor

A traveler's journey through Florence offers a historic portrait that gives insight into the city's influence on modern Western culture and its civil legacy from the Middle Ages, and covers the Arno, Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, and other landmarks.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374124045
0374124043
Branch Call Number: 945.51 LEW
Characteristics: 351 p. ; Ill., Plates, and maps ; 25 cm

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