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Sprezzatura : 50 ways Italian genius shaped the world, Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish

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Sprezzatura : 50 ways Italian genius shaped the world
Title
Sprezzatura
Title remainder
50 ways Italian genius shaped the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Dante to Da Vinci, from Boccaccio to Brunelleschi, from the Romans to Roberto Rossellini, Italy has enriched the way we live. In these fascinating and information-packed essays, Sprezzatura offers an irresistible anatomy of Italian know-how, as expressed through its greatest cultural achievements
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DLC
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D'Epiro, Peter
Dewey number
945
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG442
LC item number
.D46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pinkowish, Mary Desmond
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  • Italy
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Italy
Label
Sprezzatura : 50 ways Italian genius shaped the world, Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-388) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rome gives the world a calendar -- twice -- The Roman Republic and our own -- Julius Caesar and the imperial purple -- Catullus revolutionizes love poetry -- Master builders of the ancient world -- "Satire is wholly ours" -- Ovid's treasure hoard of myth and fable -- The Roman legacy of law -- St. Benedict: father of Western monasticism, preserver of the Roman heritage -- Salerno and Bologna: the earliest medical school and university -- St. Francis of Assisi -- Emperor Frederick II, King of Sicily and Jerusalem -- St. Thomas Aquinas: Titan of theology -- Dante's incomparable Comedy -- Banks, bookkeeping, and the rise of commerical capitalism -- Petrarch: creator of the modern lyric -- Boccaccio and the development of Western literary realism -- The mystic as activist: St. Catherine of Siena -- Inventors of the visual language of the Renaissance: Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio -- Lorenzo Ghiberti and the "Gates of Paradise" -- Cosimo and Lorenzo de' Medici, grand patrons of art and learning -- Sigismondo Malatesta: the condottiere with a vision -- Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance man, eternal enigma -- A new world beckons: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, Verrazano -- Machiavelli and the dawn of modern political science -- Michelangelo: epitome of human artistry -- Sprezzatura and Castiglione's concept of the gentleman -- Aretino: self-publicist, pornographer, "secretary of the world" -- Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo: etiquette book par excellence -- Andrea Palladio and his "bible" of building -- Catherine de' Medici: godmother of French cuisine -- Peri's Euridice: the birth of opera from the spirit of tragedy -- Galileo frames the foundations of modern science -- Two sonorous gifts: the violin and the piano -- Claudio Monteverdi, father of modern music -- The baroque splendors of Bernini -- Pioneers of modern anatomy: Eustachio, Fallopio, Malpighi, Morgagni, et. al. -- Founder of modern penology: Cesare Beccaria -- Trailblazers in electricity: Galvani and Volta -- Venice: rhapsody in stone, water, melody, and color -- Europe's premier poet of pessimism: Giacomo Leopardi -- Giuseppe Garibaldi: a united Italy emerges -- The last "Renaissance" prince: D'Annunzio at Fiume -- La Dottoressa: Maria Montessori and a new era in early childhood education -- Marconi invents the radio -- Enrico Fermi: father of the atomic age -- Roberto Rossellini: neorealist cinema and beyond -- An unlikely international bestseller: Lampedusa's The Leopard -- Ferrari: on the road to perfection -- La moda italiana: the art of apparel
Control code
ocm46641594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780385720199
Lccn
2001022765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
Sprezzatura : 50 ways Italian genius shaped the world, Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rome gives the world a calendar -- twice -- The Roman Republic and our own -- Julius Caesar and the imperial purple -- Catullus revolutionizes love poetry -- Master builders of the ancient world -- "Satire is wholly ours" -- Ovid's treasure hoard of myth and fable -- The Roman legacy of law -- St. Benedict: father of Western monasticism, preserver of the Roman heritage -- Salerno and Bologna: the earliest medical school and university -- St. Francis of Assisi -- Emperor Frederick II, King of Sicily and Jerusalem -- St. Thomas Aquinas: Titan of theology -- Dante's incomparable Comedy -- Banks, bookkeeping, and the rise of commerical capitalism -- Petrarch: creator of the modern lyric -- Boccaccio and the development of Western literary realism -- The mystic as activist: St. Catherine of Siena -- Inventors of the visual language of the Renaissance: Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio -- Lorenzo Ghiberti and the "Gates of Paradise" -- Cosimo and Lorenzo de' Medici, grand patrons of art and learning -- Sigismondo Malatesta: the condottiere with a vision -- Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance man, eternal enigma -- A new world beckons: Columbus, Cabot, Vespucci, Verrazano -- Machiavelli and the dawn of modern political science -- Michelangelo: epitome of human artistry -- Sprezzatura and Castiglione's concept of the gentleman -- Aretino: self-publicist, pornographer, "secretary of the world" -- Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo: etiquette book par excellence -- Andrea Palladio and his "bible" of building -- Catherine de' Medici: godmother of French cuisine -- Peri's Euridice: the birth of opera from the spirit of tragedy -- Galileo frames the foundations of modern science -- Two sonorous gifts: the violin and the piano -- Claudio Monteverdi, father of modern music -- The baroque splendors of Bernini -- Pioneers of modern anatomy: Eustachio, Fallopio, Malpighi, Morgagni, et. al. -- Founder of modern penology: Cesare Beccaria -- Trailblazers in electricity: Galvani and Volta -- Venice: rhapsody in stone, water, melody, and color -- Europe's premier poet of pessimism: Giacomo Leopardi -- Giuseppe Garibaldi: a united Italy emerges -- The last "Renaissance" prince: D'Annunzio at Fiume -- La Dottoressa: Maria Montessori and a new era in early childhood education -- Marconi invents the radio -- Enrico Fermi: father of the atomic age -- Roberto Rossellini: neorealist cinema and beyond -- An unlikely international bestseller: Lampedusa's The Leopard -- Ferrari: on the road to perfection -- La moda italiana: the art of apparel
Control code
ocm46641594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780385720199
Lccn
2001022765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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