Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio : Di Pietra E Di Calcina

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Old Bridge, immortalised in poets works, painters paintings and travellers drawings, framed every day by thousands cameras lens, is a monument that represents the history of Florence, just like Palazzo della Signoria or the Dome. This volume starts from its first building in Roman times and tells its story paying great attention to the changes it went through during the centuries, like the building in 1565 of the Vasari s Corridor, ordered by Cosimo I de Medici and executed by Giorgio Vasari. The bridge, writes the author, might be considered as a battlefield, a stone veteran which has survived despite wars, blood rivers, fires, floods so heavy to look like God s punishments. And during another war, this time a modern one, the mines on its stones were predicting its destruction, then miraculously avoided .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 148 x 208 x 10mm | 222.26g
  • United States
  • Italian
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
  • 8859611520
  • 9788859611523