The Cognoscenti's Guide To Florence: Shop And Eat Like A Florentine by Louise FiliThe Cognoscenti's Guide To Florence: Shop And Eat Like A Florentine by Louise Fili

The Cognoscenti's Guide To Florence: Shop And Eat Like A Florentine

byLouise Fili, Lise Apatoff

Paperback | March 3, 2015

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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lisa Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops-some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques.Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats; vintage Pucci and handmade shoes; cioccolata da bere (drinkable chocolate); colorful buttons; and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of clothing, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.
Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York-based design studio specializing in branding for food packaging and restaurants. Fili was art director of Pantheon Books for eleven years, where she designed close to 2000 book jackets. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, and received the medal of lifetime achievemen...
Title:The Cognoscenti's Guide To Florence: Shop And Eat Like A FlorentineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 5.5 × 4.13 × 0.63 inPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616893214

ISBN - 13:9781616893217

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure joy!! I've been to Florence 6 times and am about to return for a 7th. I thought I knew all of the beautiful little stores until I read this book. So, many new places to discover! Such a unique and perfect book.
Date published: 2017-03-04

Editorial Reviews

A spirited pocket guide navigating readers through the old streets of Florence in search of the most distinctive shops - both legendary and little known. Besides colorful back stories and photos for each, there are eight walking tours as well as clear explanations for the city's famously confusing address system and sporadic store hours."- "I found the walking tours inspiring, and wandered about happily for hours following Louise and Lise's recommendations, filling my pockets with candy and chocolates and paperbacks along the way. The book is exquisitely designed by Louise. Highly recommended and essential." -The Style Saloniste"