By Vitaliano Brancati
First released in nice Britain as Antonio: the nice Lover 1952
This translation first released via Harvill an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 1993
Published in Penguin Books 2007
Having spent it slow in Rome, Antonio - the handsomest younger guy in Catania - returns to his local city with the recognition of being a playboy and with a protracted checklist of amorous adventures at the back of him. to thrill his father, Antonio consents to marry the gorgeous Barbara. A 12 months after their marriage although - scandal erupts. Barbara continues to be a virgin! The bride’s family members try to annul the wedding and Antonio’s honour turns out irrevocably misplaced.
By Barbara Goldstein
Florenz 1491. Caterina Vespucci, illegitime Tochter von Florenz, Lorenzo il Magnifico, wird in die Geheimnisse der Alchemie eingeweiht. Als der fanatische Mönch Savonarola die Apokalypse über Florenz prophezeit, flieht Caterina nach Rom.
Sie stürzt sich in eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit Cesare Borgia, dem Sohn des Papstes. Ihr roter Alchemistentalar und ihre enge Beziehung zu den Borgia machen sie in Rom als "Kardinälin" bekannt. Doch schließlich muss sie vor den Intrigen der Borgia erneut fliehen. Am Hof von Ludovico il Moro sucht sie verzweifelt nach dem al-iksir, dem Lebenselixier der Alchemisten, um ihr eigenes Leben zu retten.
Usually overshadowed by means of the towns of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this quantity argues for the significance of Naples as an inventive and cultural centre, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of inventive event in the urban.
- Generously illustrated with a few illustrations in particular commissioned for this book
- Questions the conventional definitions of 'cultural centres' that have ended in the forget of Naples as a centre of creative importance
- A major addition to the English-language scholarship on artwork in Naples
Martin bargains a shiny new version of the social and cultural worlds of the Venetian heretics—those women and men who articulated their hopes for spiritual and political reform and whose ideologies ranged from evangelical to anabaptist or even millenarian positions. In exploring the connections among non secular ideals and social event, he weaves a wealthy tapestry of Renaissance city lifestyles that's guaranteed to intrigue all these eager about anthropological, non secular, and ancient studies—students and students alike.
By Andrew Graham-Dixon
“This booklet resees its topic with infrequent readability and gear as a painter for the twenty first century.”―Hilary Spurling, New York occasions e-book Review
In a bravura functionality, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s dazzling creative achievements, delving into the unique Italian assets to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post extraordinary e-book of the 12 months gains greater than 80 full-color reproductions of the artist’s most sensible work. forty pages of colour illustrations; four maps
Der zu seinen Lebzeiten als kontrovers geltende italienische Maler Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) hat seinen heutigen Weltruhm als hervorragender Künstler des Barock einer Wiederentdeckung im frühen 20. Jahrhundert zu verdanken. Seitdem sind die Bilder des streitbaren Verfechters der realistischen Malweise geschätzt wie nie zuvor. Zu recht, denn es conflict Caravaggio, der religiöser Kunst eine neue Menschlichkeit einhauchte, mit seinen realitätsgetreuen und gleichzeitig sinnlichen Bildnissen von Menschen, Heiligen und Göttern. Für Caravaggio galt allein die Schönheit des Naturgetreuen, dass er geschickt mit der von ihm neu „restaurierten“ chiaroscuro-Technik in Szene zu setzen wusste. Dieses Streben brachte ihn auf Kollisionskurs mit den Künstlern und dem Klerus seiner Zeit, die ihm Pietätlosigkeit und einen verruchten Lebensstil vorwarfen.
Dieses Buch vereint die Erkenntnisse zweier Caravaggio-Experten, Félix Witting und M. L. Patrizi, und berichtet vom turbulenten Leben und Schaffen dieses genialen Malers.
By Sue Howard
It's a true lifestyles tale that sounds too stable to be real: destiny palms a girl an opportunity to desert her annoying activity, make a clean begin in Italy, have a passionate affair - and open an entire new chapter.
'I don't be aware of what triggers are at paintings to draw humans, to inexorably pull one to the opposite, I in simple terms comprehend that at a definite element you supply in, you cease wondering it, and also you abandon your self to no matter what lies ahead.'
Like such a lot of girls, Sue Howard was once a professional at juggling a transforming into tower of labor with a shrinking slice of private existence until eventually a stabbing ache in the midst of the evening forces her to take inventory. After emergency surgical procedure, her health care professional orders a truth cost - and an extended relaxation. while she is invited to proportion a home in Italy, Sue without warning comes to a decision that instead of simply take a vacation, she'll surrender her task for sturdy and take an opportunity. It's an incredible determination. There's family members, youngsters, even grandchildren, and a courting, however the trap of the good unknown proves too robust.
Once she will get to Italy, the temptation to throw warning to the wind turns into even enhanced and he or she accepts a role instructing English in Pisa, the place she slowly yet absolutely falls in love with a spot the place humans understand how to truly reside, the place paintings is figure and existence is lifestyles, to be embraced with gusto on a daily basis. As Sue learns to imagine in addition to communicate Italian, she falls below the spell of a captivating professor who c
ompletes her seduction by means of a rustic the place delight in foodstuff and wine is an artwork shape, a day relaxation virtually obligatory and being under pressure at paintings downright most unlikely - simply what the health practitioner ordered.
By Academia Barilla
If Italian cooking (and consuming) is your factor, then move no additional. a hundred nice Italian Recipes is sure-to-please selection of scrumptious recipes-from soups to starters, pastasto sauces, major dishes to desserts-that style like they're immediately from Grandma's kitchen! and so they virtually are simply because each mouth-watering recipe is built and proven within the try out kitchens of the Academia Barilla's personal cooking institute. every one easy-to-prepare dish is bursting with the wealthy, gratifying, sunny flavors of Italy. prepare for risotto and pesto, penne rigate all'arrabbiata, spagetti alla carbonara, and tagliatelle Bolognese in addition to classics like baccala with potatoes and saffron, creamy potato and pumpkin soup, grouper Matalotta-style, and a lot more. even if you crave the weird flavors from Sardinia and Naples, or simply have a hankering for the easiest bowl of spaghetti with clams you've ever had, a hundred nice Italian Recipes is the reply.
By Elizabeth Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer is captivated via Italy. For her it's been a moment domestic. A one-time resident who returns there, this native-born Mississippian has discovered Italy to be a fascinating land whose tradition lends itself powerfully to her inventive vision.
Some of her so much acclaimed paintings is decided there. Her American characters stumble upon yet by no means really thoroughly comply with the mysteries of the Italian mores. amassed the following in a single quantity are Spencer's six Italian stories. Their plots are so attractive and enigmatic that Boccaccio might were charmed by way of their pleasant ironies and their sinister contrasts of darkish and light.
Spencer is grounded in bases-Italy and the yank South. Her characters too, ordinarily Southerners, rove looking for connection and fulfillment.
In The gentle within the Piazza (a novella which has develop into either Spencer's signature piece and a Hollywood movie) a stranger from North Carolina, touring along with her attractive daughter, encounters the intoxicating great thing about sunlit Florence and discovers a deep clash within the ethical hindrance it provides. "I imagine this paintings has nice charm," Spencer has acknowledged, "and it most likely is the true factor, a piece written lower than nice compulsion, whereas i used to be less than the spell of Italy. however it took me, all informed, a couple of month to write."
In Knights and Dragons (another novella and a significant other piece to The gentle within the Piazza) an American lady in Rome and Venice struggles for unencumber from her husband's sinister keep an eye on over her. Spencer units this story within the chilly and wintry darkish and the following portrays the opposite face of Italy. In "The Cousins," "The Pincian Gate," "The White Azalea," and "The Visit," Spencer exhibits the outstanding artistry that has merited popularity of her as one in every of America's firstclass writers of the quick story.