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    Available in PDF Format | The Companion Guide to Florence (0) (Companion Guides).pdf | English
    Eve Borsook(Author)
This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re-read on your return. SPECTATOR

A sure and illuminating guide. SUNDAY TIMES

The 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 BORSOOKpresents 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.

'This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re-read on your return.' SPECTATORThis 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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  • PDF | 422 pages
  • Eve Borsook(Author)
  • Boydell & Brewer; Rev edition (29 Mar. 2001)
  • English
  • 9
  • Travel & Holiday
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  • By Susannah on 4 September 2016

    Seminal book on Florence. An absolute 'must' for the serious traveller. Read it before you travel as it is a mine of fascinating, scholarly information.

  • By Porky Pig on 2 November 2015

    Excellent information about Florence - a must have guide book

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