The Travels of Theodore Ducas in Various Countries in Europe, at the Revival of Letters and Art, Volume 2

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Fb&c Limited, Jun 25, 2015 - Literary Collections - 410 pages
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State of Letters at Florence in the Sixteenth Century. - The Life of Machiavellli. - Examination of his Political and other Writings. - Guicciardini. - His Life. -Merits of his History of Italy. - Poetry. - Benedetto Varchi. - Petrarchists. - Annibale Caro. - Casa. - Lasca. - The Della Crusca Academy. - Libraries and Painters. - The Fine Arts. - Cimabue. - Giotto. - Their successors. - Use of Oil Colours in Painting. - Imitators of Michelangiolo - Granacci. - Daniele di Volterra. - Pontano. - Other great Florentine Artists. - Bartolommeo della Porta. - Andrea del Sarto. - State of Music at Florence.

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