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Florence 1900: The Quest for Arcadia
 
 
Author
Bernd Roeck.
Publisher Yale  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780300095159
Pages/Publication Date 317/2009
Daedalus Item Code 31851
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By the end of the 19th century, Florence hosted a vibrant community of creative expatriates; such writers as Wilde, Rilke, and Mann, and painters like Degas and Klee, flocked there to revel in the city's rich artistic and cultural past—as did young art historian Aby Warburg and his wife Mary. Based on Warburg's letters, diaries, and notebooks, and on conversations with E.H. Gombrich (director of the institute that Warburg later founded), this book is a detailed tour of fin-de-sičcle Florence and the theaters, restaurants, galleries, and salons frequented by these visitors. The book paints an evocative picture of a city at the cusp of the modern age, adjusting to electricity and the motorcar on one hand and to social unrest and a clash of cultures on the other.

"In a similar way to Paris in the 1920s, Florence in 1900 was a magnet for unconventional expatriates from all walks of life. Bernd Roeck catches beautifully this extraordinary mix of writers, artists, millionaire collectors, intellectual dilettantes or merely the simply curious who flooded in Florence in huge numbers in the few years left before the First World War.... A marvelous book."—Birmingham Post

 
 
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