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What Life Was Like at the Rebirth of Genius: Renaissance Italy, AD 1400-1550 (What Life Was Like)
Drawing on art, artifacts, and literature that was left behind, these richly illustrated volumes recount captivating tales of everyday life in long-ago vanished worlds.
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Time Life Medical
(first published April 1999)
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O.K. so I know you're thinking this sounds like a children's book but really it isn't. I find Time-Life books to be a good overview of the period and the artwork is fantastic. Mostly reproductions of art that was done at or around the time. For a while it will be the closest I get to Florence. I also found out about some very interesting women that I am going to research more. This would have been a good time for a woman to be alive if she was from a wealthy family who would let her indulge her ...more
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