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A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of "What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? " "Sprezzatura," or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in "The Book of the Courtier." No one has demonstrated effortless mastery throughout history quite like the Italians. From the Roman calendar and the creator of the modern orchestra (Claudio Monteverdi) to the beginnings of ballet and the creator of modern political science (Niccolo Machiavelli), Sprezzatura highlights fifty great Italian cultural achievements in a series of fifty information-packed essays in chronological order.

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • 01 Apr 2002
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York
  • English
  • Anchor Books.
  • 1 MAP
  • 038572019X
  • 9780385720199
  • 279,715

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Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish are the authors of "What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? And 100 Other Great Cultural Lists-Fully Explicated." D'Epiro lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Pinkowish lives in Larchmont, New York.

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A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of "What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? "Sprezzatura," or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in "The Book of the Courtier. No one has demonstrated effortless mastery throughout history quite like the Italians. From the Roman calendar and the creator of the modern orchestra (Claudio Monteverdi) to the beginnings of ballet and the creator of modern political science (Niccolo Machiavelli), Sprezzatura highlights fifty great Italian cultural achievements in a series of fifty information-packed essays in chronological order.

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