The Companion Guide to Florence by Eve BorsookThe Companion Guide to Florence by Eve Borsook

The Companion Guide to Florence

byEve Borsook

Paperback | March 29, 2001

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'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 BORSOOK presents 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.
Title:The Companion Guide to FlorenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:March 29, 2001Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190063919x

ISBN - 13:9781900639194

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When you’re going travelling, you want to have an entertaining, informative guide who will show you the best sites and really get you in touch with local culture. Eve Borsook is that guide in The Companion Guide To Florence. You’ll find that her knowledge of the area is not only unsurpassed and extensive, she makes great company too. This travel book isn’t just a list of sites and hotels; it’s a companion and friend.

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Richly informative, an admirable piece of historical writing - offers lively interest wherever it is opened.