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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"--
Summary
Shortly after her marriage to a nobleman, Simonetta Vespucci (née Cattaneo) arrives in Florence eager to experience the city's art, scholarship, and culture. Hailed as "la bella Simonetta," she becomes -- thanks to her connection to the powerful Medici family -- the muse of artist Sandro Botticelli and the inspiration for some of his most famous paintings. Fans of Sarah Dunant's The Birth of Venus should enjoy this lush, romantic novel set during the Italian Renaissance. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10556778
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Palombo, Alyssa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Vespucci, Simonetta
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Medici, House of
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Medici, House of
  • Vespucci, Simonetta
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Artists' models
  • Painters
  • Nobility
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Artists' models
  • Nobility
  • Painters
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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a story of Botticelli
Label
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
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Includes discussion guides
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volume
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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
Control code
ocn967562168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250071507
Lccn
2016055991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967562168
Label
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion guides
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
ocn967562168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250071507
Lccn
2016055991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967562168

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