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House of secrets : the many lives of a Florentine palazzo

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Prince Rupert Library 945.5 Levy (Text) 33294002049047 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-11

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781788313605
  • ISBN: 1788313607
  • Physical Description: print
    xxviii, 275 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London, United Kingdom : I.B.Tauris, 2019.

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General Note: [Hardcover]
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographic references (pages 253-263) and index (pages 265-276).
Summary, etc.: "This book tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated façade. The house, beginning with its piecemeal assemblage by one of the richest men in Florence in the fifteenth century, has witnessed endless drama, from the butchering of its interior to a courtyard suicide to champagne-fueled orgies on the eve of World War I to a recent murder on its third floor. When the author, an art historian, serendipitously discovers a room for let in the house, she lands in the vortex of history and is tested at every turninside the house and out. Her residency in Palazzo Rucellai is informed as much by the sense of desire giving way to disappointment as by a sense of denial that soon enough must succumb to truth. House of Secrets is about the sharing of space, the tracing of footsteps, the overlapping of lives. It is about the willingness to lose oneself behind the façade, to live between past and present, to slip between the cracks of history and the crevices of our own imagination."--
Subject: Renaissance art
Biography: historical, political & military
Art -- History -- General
Architecture -- History -- Renaissance
History -- Europe -- Italy
Social & cultural history

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