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This book is easy to read and gives the background history of Florence through the art.
I read the whole book and did not feel exhausted by the rich descriptions and fascinating stories or our cultural forebears.
The deals of the major work were fascinating as was the politics surrounding many of the art pieces.
We used this guide while visiting Florence. I overheard several tour guides explaining the sites and we had learned it all from this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by DAB
Clear and direct insights about some major works in Florence. Her description of history with the artists motivation is revealing.Published 4 months ago by cynthia bianco
Judith Testa should get a commission from the Florence Tourist Board, because anyone reading this book is going to want to turn straight to the computer and book the first flight... Read morePublished 4 months ago by TM
Very readable and highly informative. It should be very welcome to anyone interested in art, art history, history of the Renaissance, and the role art played in the consolidation... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Augusto
Giving each piece its historical and cultural context is a superb way to understand the artists' work. But reading this was no hard slog through academic prose. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sandra Combs
Except for the last 20% of the book when my interest tapered rather quickly. I really enjoyed the most of the book.Published 7 months ago by Stephen Markway
Book is most useful for my purposes of research . Have not completed the reading but so far am pleased with purchase.Published 10 months ago by malle seage
Well research. Consistency within and between chapters. The deals of the major work were fascinating as was the politics surrounding many of the art pieces. Good job!Published 13 months ago by James H. Rutherford
I find the book very useful in setting the framework in which artistic works can be better appreciated. I would like to see similar works for other cities. GAPublished 19 months ago by Grego