An Art Lover S Guide To Florence

Author: Judith Testa
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1609090632
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No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal. While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover's Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works. With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.

The Browning Cyclopaedia

Author: Edward Berdoe
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Distri
ISBN:
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The Art Lover S Pocket Guide

Author: Henry P. Traverso, PhD
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475990898
Size: 10,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Art lovers are passionate seekers, but locating the works of the great masters can often present a challenge. In The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide, author Dr. Henry P. Traverso offers a guide to locating the works of the most popular and well-known Western visual artists worldwide. Featuring diverse artists such as Joseph Albers, Picasso, Monet, Francisco de Zurbaran, and a host of others, this comprehensive handbook provides essential biographical information and historical context for more than 250 visual artists. It follows with an orderly list of each artist’s works and where those works are located throughout the world, including museums, galleries, churches, monasteries, athenaeums, universities, parks, and libraries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Both an easy-to-search database and a crash course in art history, The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide provides an enhanced understanding of the arts along with the tools needed to plan an art history trip and to better navigate museums.

On Exhibit

Author: Patti L. Sowalsky
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789204127
Size: 10,30 MB
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Supplies addresses, hours, admission fees, and information about the museums, and lists 1998 exhibits

The Garden Lover S Guide To Houston

Author: Eileen Houston
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585446130
Size: 13,42 MB
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The Houston area offers an abundance of resources and activities for gardeners and garden lovers, if people only know where to look: Love roses? Go to the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Want fresh vegetables? Pay in advance for a weekly supply at Central City Co-op. Can’t live without daffodils? Find twenty varieties at the Bulb and Plants Mart. In this handy, versatile guide to all things related to gardens in Houston and its environs, Texas Master Gardener Eileen Houston presents the book she wished had been available when she first moved to the city. Writing about public gardens, garden events, farmers’ markets, garden clubs, retail nurseries, volunteer opportunities, and more, Houston shares her favorite finds in an opening section, called “Best of the Best,” listing places and events she believes garden enthusiasts will not want to miss. For each garden site, event, and outlet, readers learn what they need to know about times, fees, locations, and contact information. A map and key help identify which destinations will require some planning and which can be easily enjoyed, depending on where readers live or work. Helpful descriptions focus on the special features or distinctive ambience of each place or happening. A chapter on retail sources is packed with advice: where to buy native or organically raised plants; how to find specialty shops and nurseries devoted to specific kinds of plants, such as African violets, bonsai, tropicals, roses, orchids, and cacti;· which retailers offer fountains, benches, sculptures, and antique garden accessories. At the end of the book, Houston steers readers to her recommended garden books and websites. Anyone interested in exploring the gardening scene in Houston and surrounding areas—whether resident or visitor, participant or spectator—will discover in this book much to do and share with family, friends, and fellow gardeners.

Gendered Perceptions Of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes C 1350 1490

Author: Dr Diana Hiller
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409462064
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The first monograph to appear in English on the Last Supper frescoes in Quattrocento Florence, this study examines the effect of gender on the contextualized perceptions of the male and female religious who viewed the Florentine Last Supper images. Using archival, literary and cultural sources, and by examining a wide range of contexts, Diana Hiller argues that the religious viewers’ perceptions of the refectory frescoes were gendered.

Dk Eyewitness Family Guide Florence And Central Italy

Author: DK Eyewitness
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241279100
Size: 14,88 MB
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DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Florence & Central Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Florence & Central Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer.

Art Lover S Travel Guide To American Museums

Author: Judith Swirsky
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789206893
Size: 11,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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With over 750 listings, this travel guide to American art museums provides a directory of permanent collections and a year of special exhibitions. Organized by state and city by city, there is practical information about each venue's hours, ticket prices, handicap accessibility, and facilities, in addition to concise descriptions of collections and special shows. A calendar of temporary exhibits is provided for each museum. There are additional indexes of travelling exhibition itineraries and exhibits featuring Acoustiguide tours.

The Pianist S Guide To Transcriptions Arrangements And Paraphrases

Author: Maurice Hinson
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214560
Size: 12,91 MB
Format: PDF
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Now in paperback! The Pianist's Guide to Transcrip-tions, Arrange-ments, and Paraphrases Maurice Hinson Lists transcriptions for piano from orchestral and other compositions, more than 2,000 works in all. "... a thorough summary of an important body of music written by a musician of extraordinary, perhaps unrivaled knowledge of the repertory." --American Music Teacher Some of the most celebrated composers--Beethoven, Brahms, Busoni, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel--prepared piano transcriptions of some of their own works, as well as those of other composers. Maurice Hinson has selected, from the myriads of transcriptions now in existence, more than 2,000 such works of real musical worth. The Pianist's Guide to Transcriptions, Arrangements, and Paraphrases describes pieces for solo piano, duet, and two pianos, as well as outstanding transcriptions for one hand. Most of them are written for piano(s) alone, but a considerable number are scored for piano(s) and a small instrumental ensemble or a full orchestra. Thanks to the organization of this volume, the user can see at a glance the various transcriptions that have been made of a particular composition (say, a Schubert song) and also become aware of the breadth of a particular transcriber's output (as in the case of the prodigiously prolific Liszt). Maurice Hinson, Senior Professor Emeritus of Piano at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of American Music. He is known for his many articles, videos, and lecture recitals, especially those on early American piano music. He is author of several books on piano literature, including the indispensable Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, 3rd edition (Indiana University Press). March 2001 (cloth 1981) 192 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 paper 0-253-21456-4 $19.95 s