Urbino: The Story of a Renaissance City

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frances lincoln ltd, 1 oct. 2003 - 208 páginas
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Perched in the foothills of the Appennines, the twin towers of its Ducal Palace piercing the sky like a pair of giant pencils, the city of Urbino is visible history. June Osborne traces the history of the city back to its Roman origins and goes on to paint a colourful panorama of Renaissance Italy, detailing the rivalries and treacheries between dukes, princes, emperors and popes that were fought out during this period. She explains how Urbino emerged to become the wealthiest and most illustrious court in Europe, a magnet for artists and writers such as Piero della Francesca, Paolo Uccello and Torquato Tasso.



This is the first book solely on Urbino to be published, making it essential reading for anyone with an interest in Italian art or history.
 

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Urbino, remotely located east of the Apennines in an area called the Marches, is my favorite city that I have never visited, and its first Duke, Federico da Montefeltro, is my favorite Renaissance man ... Leer reseña completa

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Renaissance and Reformation: Index
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June Osborne lectures throughout the UK on Urbino and has led a course at Oxford University on 'Palaces and Courts of the Renaissance'. She was formerly the research assistant of Ernst Gombrich, and has written various books including Stained Glass in England, Hampton Court Palace and John Piper and Stained Glass.

Joe Cornish is a travel photographer specialising in landscapes. He has worked for the National Trust and many environmental agencies, as well as producing articles for photography magazines. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad.To visit Joe's website click here

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