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King, Ross

Summary: "The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings-the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381.45 KIN

Strathern, Paul

Summary: "By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 STR

Hales, Dianne R.

Summary: "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 HAL

Hollingsworth, Mary

Summary: Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Among their number were no fewer than three popes and a powerful and influential queen of France. Their influence brought about an explosion of Florentine art and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books Ltd. 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HOL

King, Ross

Summary: "A comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence, with more than 2,000 artworks from the city's great museums and churches"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709 KIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press, London in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts 2002

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.45 MED

Milande, Véronique.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 MIC

Rice, Anne

Summary: Vittorio, a five-hundred-year-old vampire, tells the story of how he was seduced at the age of sixteen by Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies, after she saved him from being killed by her fellow vampires during a slaughter in which his entire family was wiped out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeta Bolsillo 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.3 FICTION RIC

Taylor, Diane C. (Diane Carol)

Summary: Who were the artists of the Renaissance? Why do we still learn from Renaissance art? Using an inquiry-based approach, readers are introduced to the Italian Renaissance as it was experienced by five of the world's most renowned artists: Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Readers will learn about the biographies of these Renaissance artists through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709 TAY

Palombo, Alyssa

Summary: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Steves, Rick

Summary: Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 FLO

Hughes, Shirley

Summary: "Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HUG

Hollingsworth, Mary

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was an era of dramatic political, religious, and cultural change in the Italian peninsula, witnessing major innovations in the visual arts, literature, music, and science. Princes of the Renaissance charts these developments in a sequence of eleven chapters, each of which is devoted to two or three princely characters with a cast of minor ones--from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 945.1 HOL

Murphy, Caroline

Summary: From the Publisher: In Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline Murphy illuminates the brilliant life and tragic death of Isabella de Medici, one of the brightest stars in the dazzling world of Renaissance Italy, the daughter of Duke Cosimo I, ruler of Florence and Tuscany. Murphy is a superb storyteller, and her fast-paced narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEDICI, ISABELLA DE MUR

Summary: Florentia, the "flowering" city: Under the Medici family, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Brunelleschi turned the city into an artistic center and awakened Italian Humanism. Even today the visitor feels the unique flair when strolling through the streets, past the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, the Piazza della Signoria, and the treasures of the Uffizi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.F. Ullmann 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 Florence

Gerber, Merrill Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 GER

Celenza, Christopher S.

Summary: Machiavellian used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless is never meant as a compliment. But the man whose"name became shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more engaging and nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher S. Celenza s Machiavelli: A Portrait "removes the varnish of centuries to reveal not only the hardnosed political philosopher but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLAO CEL

Vivanti, Corrado.

Contents: Part I. The Florentine secretary -- A shadowy period : the first half of his life -- The relationship with Savonarola -- The activity in the Chancery -- The correspondence with functionaries of the domain -- Diplomatic activity -- The experience of the early missions -- Changes of fortune and the Ghiribizzi al Soderino -- The Florentine ordinance -- The Venetian defeat and the reconquest of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO VIV

Summary: Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, propelling him, his two sons Cesare and Juan, and his daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOR

Andrews, Robert

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor's Essential Italy annual travel guidebook offers expert advice and insider tips for all tastes and budgets. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease and make the most out of their visit to Italy. Join Fodor's in exploring one of the most exciting and delicious countries in Europe. With inviting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of Internet Brands, Inc. 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 TRAVEL EUROPE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 ITA

Blackman, Peter

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 FLO

Backhouse, Janet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Toronto Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 Backhouse

Steves, Rick

Summary: Suggests lodging, restaurants, and sightseeing highlights and provides travel tips and cultural information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914.5 FLO

Humphreys, Liz

Summary: Now fully redesigned with a new layout and beautiful images, this guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Florence and Tuscany, and exclusive tips from locals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's 2019

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