Lorenzo il Magnifico de' Medici was the head of the ruling political party at the apogee of the Golden Age of Quattrocento Florence. Born in 1449, his life was shaped by privilege and responsibility, and his deeds as a statesman were legendary even while he lived. At his death he was master of the largest and most famous private palace in Florence, a building crammed full of the household goods of four generations of Medici as well as the most extraordinary collections of art, antiquities, books, jewelry, coins and cameos, and rare vases in private hands. His heirs undertook an inventory of the estate, a usual procedure following the demise of an important head of the family. An anonymous clerk, pen and paper in hand, walked through the palace from room to room counting and recording the barrels of wine and the water urns, opening cabinets and chests, unfolding and examining clothes, fabrics, and tapestries, describing the paintings he saw on the walls, unlocking jewel boxes, and weighing and evaluating coins, medals, necklaces, brooches, rings, and cameos. The original document he produced has been lost, but a copy was made by another clerk in 1512. Richard Stapleford's critical translation of this document offers the reader a window onto the world of the Medici family, their palace, and the material culture that surrounded them.
Примечание: Лоренцо Медичи, по прозванию Великолепный. Полный вариант заголовка: «The life of Lorenzo de' Medici: called the Magnificent by William Roscoe Vol. 3».
Полный вариант заголовка: «Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of Lorenzo de Medici called the Мagnificent : with an appendix of original and other documents : with cuts / by William Roscoe».
Примечание: Лоренцо Медичи, по прозванию Великолепный. Полный вариант заголовка: «The life of Lorenzo de' Medici: called the Magnificent by William Roscoe Vol. 1».
Примечание: Лоренцо Медичи, по прозванию Великолепный. Полный вариант заголовка: «The life of Lorenzo de' Medici: called the Magnificent by William Roscoe Vol. 2».
Полный вариант заголовка: «A journey into various parts of Europe, and a residence in them during the years 1818, 1819, 1820 and 1821 : With notes, hist. a. classical, a. memoirs of the grand dukes of the House of Medici, of the dynasties of the kings of Naples, a. of the dukes of Milan : In 2 vol. Vol. 1».
Полный вариант заголовка: «A journey into various parts of Europe, and a residence in them during the years 1818, 1819, 1820 and 1821 : With notes, hist. a. classical, a. memoirs of the grand dukes of the House of Medici, of the dynasties of the kings of Naples, a. of the dukes of Milan : In 2 vol. Vol. 2».
This remarkable book is the first volume in what will be the definitive modern biography of Michelangelo. An illuminating study of Michelangelo's extraordinary career, it follows the artist from his apprenticeship in Ghirlandaio's workshop to his move to Rome in 1534, when, at the age of fifty-nine, he left behind his native Florence, never to return. During these years he created such outstanding works as the marble "Pieta", the giant marble "David" (commissioned for the cathedral in Florence), the Sistine Ceiling frescoes, and the new sacristy and library for the Medici family at San Lorenzo; he began the monumental tomb for Pope Julius II in Rome, and he became one of the most sought-after artists of the early sixteenth century. Written by the leading Michelangelo scholar, this prodigiously informative account benefits from recent archival discoveries and restorations, and is enriched by material from the long-awaited editions of the artist's correspondence and artistic contracts. The wealth of new information enables new light to be shed on the genesis of Michelangelo's works in sculpture, painting and architecture, and on his complex psychological relations with his family, friends and powerful patrons.
April 1574, Florence, Italy. Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici lies dying. The city is paralyzed with dread, for the next man to wear the red lily crown will be Prince Francesco, despotic, dangerous, and obsessed with alchemy. Chiara Nerini, the troubled daughter of an anti-Medici bookseller, sets out to save her starving family by selling her dead father's rare alchemical equipment to the prince. Instead, she is trapped in his household-imprisoned and forcibly initiated as a virgin acolyte in Francesco's quest for power and immortality. Undaunted, she seizes her chance to pursue undreamed-of power of her own. Witness to sensuous intrigues and brutal murder plots, Chiara seeks a safe path through the labyrinth of Medici tyranny and deception. Beside her walks the prince's mysterious English alchemist, Ruanno, her friend and teacher, driven by his own dark goals. Can Chiara trust him to keep her secrets-even to love her-or will he prove to be her most treacherous enemy of all?
Артикул - HP_41-1203, Бренд - Home-Philosophy, Серия - Medici, Время изготовления, дней - 1, Высота, мм - 200, Материал - хрусталь, Цвет - неокрашенный, Тип поверхности - прозрачный
Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, "The Prince" is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century. Widely quoted in the Press and in academic publications, "The Prince" has direct relevance to the issues of business and corporate governance confronting global corporations as they enter a new millennium. Much of what Machiavelli wrote has become the common currency of realpolitik, yet still his ideas retain the power to shock and annoy. In the words of Norman Stone, "The Prince" is "a manual of man-management that would suit a great many parts of the modern world".