Florence: The city and its architecture jellemzők

A comprehensive account of the urban history of Florence, a pivotal centre of Renaissance art and architecture. Spans the entire history of Florence, from its founding by Julius Caesar in 59 BC to modern times. Includes a wide range of buildings, from the Duomo and the Palazzo Pitti to neighbourhood churches and elegant lesser-known piazzas. Analyses the political, economic and cultural contexts in which the city's major buildings were constructed. Reproduces original plans, maps, engravings and paintings by Florentine masters to emphasize historical context.