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The suggestive encounter with the soul of Florence;
an unique museum-city and an unmissable heritage of art and beauty.

The suggestive encounter with the soul of Florence;
an unique museum-city and an unmissable heritage of art and beauty.

The suggestive encounter with the soul of Florence;
an unique museum-city and an unmissable heritage of art and beauty.

The suggestive encounter with the soul of Florence;
an unique museum-city and an unmissable heritage of art and beauty.

Firenze | I Secoli d'Oro

Florence | The Golden Centuries

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Firenze | I Secoli d'Oro

Florence | The Golden Centuries

29,90

Florence | The Golden Centuries

The city of Florence is, in all its facets, an extraordinary open-air museum; the art is everywhere, and the visitor is immediately overwhelmed by it. The city itself is an artwork, and the museums, from the notorious Uffizi to the other sixty-five public collections, refine an already exceptional artistic heritage. The volume offers a meaningful picture of the artistic treasures of Florence. One hundred and forty photographs show its beauty with sensitivity, and the text by the historian Mario Scalini documents the close relationships that existed between the most famous artists and their public and private clients; i.e. those fruitful understandings that contributed to the flourishing of the Florentine art destined to conquer the world.

Technical Features

  • Images by Paolo Marton and Text by Mario Scalini
  • Size 26.7 x 32.5 cm
  • 144 pages
  • 115 images
  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Bilingual edition; Italian / English
  • ISBN 978-88-7057-303-9

The Epic of the Florentine Painting and Statuary from the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance

To figure out how, at least in broad terms, the epic of Florentine painting and statuary from the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance was carried out, we must bear in mind certain aspects that today in part escape to our sensitivity. In fact, if it is true that during the 13th century Florence was for a while the economic and mercantile capital of the peninsula , it is also true that this city was animated by a profound but at the same time dynamic and vital religiosity. The dynamic of a city as Venice can certainly not be compared, if not by contrast, with the prudent but equally productive Florentine temperament. Of course, in this regard, the hieratic Byzantine art could not satisfy, because of its ripetitive and steady iconic language, the needs of an active and practical people who aimed at the concrete and at the material stability. This helps us to understand why the Florentines did not want to continue the tradition of Venetian mosaicists that was characterized by a sophisticated elegance and by immaterial and elusive funds and figures.

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