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The stones of Florence.

McCarthy, Mary

The stones of Florence.

by McCarthy, Mary

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Harcourt, Brace in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Italy,
  • Florence.
    • Subjects:
    • Art -- Italy -- Florence

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPhotos. by Evelyn Hofer and others.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsN6921.F7 M28
      The Physical Object
      Pagination130 p.
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6272754M
      LC Control Number59010257
      OCLC/WorldCa269919

      The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy is a book about ancient Florence and how it thrived from the days of its beginning along the shore of the river Arno. McCarthy's book is the story of the art, architecture and culture of Florence. It is mostly the story of the patronage of the de Medici family and the artists of the area. Read this book on Questia. The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Stones of Florence ().

        A beloved tribute to Florence that blends history, artistic reflection, and keen social observation Renowned for her sharp literary style, essayist and fiction writer Mary McCarthy offers a unique history of Florence, from its inception to the dominant role it came to play in the world of art, architecture, and Italian culture, that captures the brilliant Florentine spirit and revisits the /5(30). The Stones of Florence - eBook () by Mary McCarthy. To McCarthy, Florence, or Firenze, is a place of ageless enchantment, from the Duomo to the fortressed Renaissance began here; art and architecture : Ebook.

        The Stones of Florence: The book Library Journal called “Mary McCarthy’s classic” takes readers on a timeless journey to the place where the Renaissance began. From Michelangelo to the Medicis, The Stones of Florence is McCarthy’s hymn to this immortal hub of art and : Open Road Media.   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy l Summary & Study Guide by BookRags at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on Author: Bookrags.


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MARY MCCARTHY (–) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books/5(43).

However, remarkably, by the end of the book I found myself quite excited and looking forward to my upcoming visit to Florence, Italy. The way that Mary McCarthy talks about Florence is rather like having coffee with her and hearing her go a and on about this and that covering t Mary McCarthy's book first published in regards Florence, Italy/5.

The Stones of Florence is ideal for reading on the plane ride to Italy, but it's also perfect for armchair travelers, art lovers, and students of the Renaissance.

( Review)/5(13). Book Overview This is a unique tribute to Florence, combining history, artistic description, and social observation. A memorable portrait of the Florentine spirit and of those figures who exemplify this spirit, such as Dante, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello, and by: In searching out books on the subject, I had repeatedly come across references to "The Stones of Florence," which I avoided because I viewed Mary McCarthy ( - ) as a sort of upscale Danielle Steel, a popular novelist incapable of perceptive insights.

That assessment was wrong.4/5(45). The Stones of Florence: The book Library Journal called “Mary McCarthy’s classic” takes readers on a timeless journey to the place where the Renaissance began.

From Michelangelo to the Medicis, The Stones of Florence is McCarthy’s hymn to this immortal hub of art and commerce. From Michelangelo to the Medicis to the story behind a statue’s missing head, The Stones of Florence is Mary McCarthy’s hymn to this unique city. This ebook features an 4/5(1).

The title of this book is explained by the fact that three years before writing "The Stones of Florence," McCarthy wrote "Venice Observed," in which she relied heavily on John Ruskin's masterpiece "The Stones of Venice."Cited by:   The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed are wonderfully vivid and perceptive descriptions of two great Italian cities, told through their history and art, revealing Mary McCarthy to be one of literature's greatest travelling companions/5.

The title of this book is explained by the fact that three years before writing "The Stones of Florence," McCarthy wrote "Venice Observed," in which she relied heavily on John Ruskin's masterpiece "The Stones of Venice."4/5(45).

The Stones of Florence by Mary McCarthy,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The stones of Florence (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. The stones of Florence. [Mary McCarthy] -- A solid tribute to the city of Florence and its people.

Buy The Stones of Florence by McCarthy, Mary (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(28). Editions for The Stones of Florence: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), X (Paperback published in Cited by: From Michelangelo to the Medicis to the story behind a statue’s missing head,  The Stones of Florence  is Mary McCarthy’s hymn to this unique city.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate. The Stones of Florence.

By Mary McCarthy Published Feb The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed are wonderfully vivid and perceptive descriptions of two great Italian cities, told through their history and art, revealing Mary McCarthy to be one of literature’s greatest travelling companions. Here she depicts Florence through its tempestuous past, from the reign of the Medicis to.

A Harvest book: Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Florence (Italy) -- Description and travel. Art -- Italy -- Florence. Art. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items.

The stones of Florence. [Mary McCarthy; Evelyn Hofer] -- Picture-and-text book on Italy. Includes all aspects of Florentine life, from art and architecture to religion and politics.

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Find more information about: ISBN: Art criticism, social and political history and chronicle all rolled into one, her book opens with a chapter on present-day Florence.

It is not one of the happiest chapters. Like many another tourist, the author falls to complaining of noisy, jam-packed streets, overcrowded hotels, exorbitant prices, the rudeness of waiters and the poor quality.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Florence (Italy) -- History.

Florence -- History. Italy -- Florence. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items.Additional Physical Format: Online version: McCarthy, Mary, Stones of Florence. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ( printing). In searching out books on the subject, I had repeatedly come across references to "The Stones of Florence," which I avoided because I viewed Mary McCarthy ( - ) as a sort of upscale Danielle Steel, a popular novelist incapable of perceptive insights.

That assessment was by: 2.