The Renaissance of Imagination

Author: Sam Hilt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522963653
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As you make your way through "The Renaissance of Imagination", you'll have the opportunity to explore works by artists from Donatello to Botticelli that span Florence's greatest century of art. But you won't find the usual discussions about the dating of particular works, or why a certain painting is considered "important" in the evolution of Western art, or how much was done by the master and how much by his workshop, or who influenced whom. Instead you'll have the opportunity to contemplate these masterpieces of Florentine art in ways that enable you to appreciate their beauty, depth and brilliance more fully. The facts of history, iconography and biography are fully respected, but it is the works of art themselves that are here given the final word. If the Italian Renaissance has ever captured your interest and fired your imagination, this book has been written for you. (59 B&W Images)

Turning Tuscan

Author: Sam Hilt
Publisher: Tuscany Tours Book, A
ISBN: 9780985147921
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Turning Tuscan" is a story about what it's like to fall in love with Tuscany in your mid-life years, to buy a home there, to change around your work, and, finally, to leave the San Francisco Bay Area and move with your wife and children to a tiny Tuscan village. That's the first part. The second part tries to share what it's like living here once you've made the move: learning the language, becoming part of a village community, running a tour company, understanding the political scene, getting an internet connection, enjoying Renaissance art, spending time in the hospital, appreciating the bureaucracy, and enduring customer service at The Phone Company. It has been written in a way that will make you feel like an honored guest invited into the cockpit as we transfer from America to Tuscany and set up shop. And, in case you are wondering what kind of crazy person does such a thing, and whether you might be one, I try to share enough personal history and detail about our lives on both sides of the ocean to satisfy your curiosity. As a foreigner who enters into another culture, there is a limited window of time available to you to see these things and to try to record them in some way. You have to become Italian enough to play the game, but not so Italian yet that it all becomes invisible. If you wait too long, you are no longer in a position to reflect or comment on cultural differences because what people are doing seems totally normal to you. Ripeness is all, as the poet said, and hopefully I've managed to capture for you some of the subtler aspects of living here that travel photos, even high resolution ones, can never reveal.


Author: Maria Dr. Musiol
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3844257500
Format: PDF
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Experience this female genius live in her presence.

Studies in Medieval Renaissance Culture

Author: Paul Maurice Clogan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847678822
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself exclusively to Medieval and Renaissance studies.

A Sense of the Sacred

Author: R. Kevin Seasoltz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826416971
Format: PDF, Docs
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There have been many histories of Christian art and architecture but none written be a theologian such as Kevin Seasoltz. Following a chapter on culture as the context for theology, liturgy, and art, Seasoltz surveys developments from the early church up through the conventional artistic styles and periods. Comprehensive, illuminating, ecumenical.

Immodest Acts

Author: Judith C. Brown
ISBN: 9780735104327
Format: PDF
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The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, Abbess of the Convent of the Mother of God, and Sister Bartolomea Crivelli represents the earliest documented lesbian relationship in Western history.