A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess: Qara Koz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune. When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, as two worlds are brought together by one woman attempting to command her own destiny...But is Mogor's story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess?
After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
The new-look DK Eyewitness Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide - now complete with a free pull-out map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook - will lead you straight to the best attractions the charming city of Florence and awe-inspiring Tuscany region have to offer. You?ll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus in-depth coverage of all Florence and Tuscany?s unforgettable sights. DK?s uniquely visual Eyewitness Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the region?s stunning architecture. And the new-look guide?s indispensible map is so easy-to-use ? keep it with the book or remove and use on its own. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around, including the most useful tickets to buy for your stay. There?s even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers. The DK Eyewitness Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you.
This intriguing book tells the story of this very unique pop/rock/soul artist starting with her upbringing in South London to her thrilling rise to international fame as a singer and also a highly individual fashion icon. The author explores her collaborations and working relationships with Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld, her manager Mairead Nash and her friend Isabella Summers who to this day forms part of "the machine". The book details how her sense of style has captured the imaginations of fans and fashion editors the world over. Here are the stories behind the glittering award ceremonies, TV appearances and international tours.
Abandoned Children of the Italian Renaissance – Orphan Care in Florence and Bologna
Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides kicks off 2014 by being rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. Florence has the greatest collection of Renaissance art in the world, and a character list that reads like a Who's Who of the period's greatest artists and thinkers - Dante, Leonardo, Michaelangelo - not to mention the powerful families who financed their work - the Medici and the Strozzi. Evidence of their lasting influence abounds today, including the discovery of a Leonardo fresco beneath a painting by Vasari, and the unearthing of Michaelangelo's plans for a church facade. The city's challenge today is to manage the resultant tourist hordes; a new entrance to an enlarged Uffizi should double tourist numbers to the gallery, while a tramline is intended to reduce the city's traffic. *Sightseeing in Florence *Florence hotels *Florence restaurants *Florence bars *Florence shops *Florence maps
This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L's The Louvre and The Vatican. Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by Ross King (best-selling author), Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).
A landmark volume that tells the story of the quintessential Renaissance city anew, through its artPlaced at the heart of Italy, Florence was already in the Middle Ages a center of commerce and fine craftsmanship. Spurred on by a few powerful dynasties of merchants and financiers—above all the Medici, but also the Strozzi, the Pitti, and others—the city became the leading force in the Renaissance of the arts, literature, and science. Challenging the primacy of the Venetian Republic and even the city of the Popes, Florence attained a glory that was reflected down through the later centuries of Medici rule.And Florence was all along a city of painters, who recorded its sights; the likenesses of its leaders and luminaries; its battles, civic myths, and patron saints; and, of course, the changing tastes of their Tuscan patrons. In this magnificent volume are assembled a wide variety of artworks, both familiar and rarely seen, that, interwoven with an authoritative text, illustrate the eventful history of Florence—from the age of Cimabue and Giotto, through the High Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo, to the Mannerism of Vasari and Bronzino, and even to the era of modern travelers like Sargent and Degas.The History of Florence in Painting is a feast for the eyes and the intellect, and worthy companion to the previous volumes in this series, The History of Venice in Painting, The History of Paris in Painting, and The History of Rome in Painting.
The exhibition proposes to illustrate, in theme-based Sections, the origin of what is still known today as the 'miracle' of the Renaissance in Florence.
Living on the Edge in Leonardo?s Florence – Selected Essays
In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy.In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster Of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany leads you straight to thebest things to do in Florence from the Duomo to the Palazzo Vecchio. Marvel atthe churches of San Lorenzo and San Marco and wander through the maze oftiny alleyways and hidden lanes. Discover Tuscany and its numerous towns andcities, including Pisa and Lucca, take a drive and admire the stunning sceneryor head to the coast to enjoy the Tuscany beaches. DK Eyewitness TravelGuide Florence & Tuscany includes reviews of shops, restaurants and where tostay in Florence and Tuscany as well as the stunning photography, illustrations,floorplans and detailed description of all sights to help you plan the perfect trip.