Biographies & Memoirs / Biography / The Medici: a great Florentine family; by Marcel Brion Marcel Brion           Elek Books 1969: first edition: oatmeal coloured hardcover in dust jacket : approx 8.5
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  • Book Title: The Medici: a great Florentine family;
  • Author: Marcel Brion
  • ISBN: 0236177273
  • Publisher: Elek
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Our Normal Price: £26.40 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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  • Description: Elek Books 1969: first edition: oatmeal coloured hardcover in dust jacket : approx 8.5" x 11" tall: 216 pages including index : illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Synopsis:A comprehensive history of a family linked with the great achievements of Florence in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries , the Medici , prominent citizens, patrons of many artists and scholars, and responsible for the construction of some of the most perfect monuments of Europe. The author, Marcel Brion chronicles the social conditions- sometimes cruel and violent- of the time : a background for the intellectual development and flowering of artistic ideas influencing the artists and writers of the Renaissance . The illustrations portray the history of the Medici Family, contemporary Florentine art, architecture , and culture. Many of Wim Swaan’s photographs were specially taken for this volume . The book was written, both for students of history and the history of art and the general reader. Contents are ;- Forword ; The foundations of the Dynasty; Cosimo Pater Patriae; Humanism in Fifteenth Century Florence ; The Florentine Renaissance; Lorenzo, Figlio del Sole; The Dictatorship of God ; The Medici at the Vatican; A man of war : Giovanni delle Bande Nere; The Medici , Dukes of Tuscany; The last of the Dynasty; Genealogical Table ; Bibliography ; List of text illustrations ; Acknowledgements ; Index . Condition: some rubbing and small chips to dust jacket edges: price corner removed: overall very clean and good.
  • Condition: Collectable- Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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