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The Resource The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo

The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo

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The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli
Title
The most beautiful woman in Florence
Title remainder
a story of Botticelli
Statement of responsibility
Alyssa Palombo
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Language
eng
Summary
"A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence--most notably the rakish Giuliano de' Medici--become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo's The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion"--
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Palombo, Alyssa
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Vespucci, Simonetta
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Artists' models
  • Painters
  • Nobility
  • Medici, House of
Label
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
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Publication
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
2016055991
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250071507
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016055991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
Publication
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
2016055991
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250071507
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016055991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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