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The Resource The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece, Niccolò Capponi ; [translated by André Naffis-Sahely]

The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece, Niccolò Capponi ; [translated by André Naffis-Sahely]

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The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece
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The day the Renaissance was saved
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the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece
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Niccolò Capponi ; [translated by André Naffis-Sahely]
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  • ita
  • eng
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"It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries...until now. On a sweltering day in June 1440, near the Tuscan town of Anghiari, the simmering conflict among Italy's principal powers exploded into a battle whereby Florence and the papal States joined with Venice to defeat the previously unstoppable army of Milan. The shocking denoument would open the way for the flowering of Florentine culture, and the birth of what we now know as the Renaissance. There was, perhaps, no stunning evidence of this than a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci commemorating the Battle of Anghiari, a masterpiece that quickly became famous but then was mysteriously lost. Until recently, that is, when researchers made a breathtaking discovery of the location where it has been hidden for more than four hundred years. In The Day the Renaissance Was Saved, Niccolò Capponi - a direct descendant of Niccolò Machiavelli, as well as of a Florentine general who was a key strategist of the campaign at Anghiari - weaves the story of da Vinci's lost masterpiece through the narrative of the history-changing battle, and offers context on the development of humanist thought and the political intrigues of fifteenth-century Italy."--provided by publisher
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece, Niccolò Capponi ; [translated by André Naffis-Sahely]
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm77995098
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23 cm
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xxi, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781612194608
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2015955589
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some color)
Label
The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece, Niccolò Capponi ; [translated by André Naffis-Sahely]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
sky2ocm77995098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612194608
Lccn
2015955589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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