The Stones of Florence Author:Mary McCarthy A trade paperback reissue of the1959 edition, excluding illustrations. — A wondrous work, The Stones of Florence is a blend of expression and action about a city so loved that one visit is never enough. Throughout this work, essayist, memoirist, and novelist Mary McCarthy offers lucid insights on the relevant history of this famous city,... more » from its inception to the dominant role it came to play in the world of art, architecture, and Italian culture. Many of the the author's most cherished sights, sounds, and smells come to life in this esteemed and now classic volume.
This is a unique tribute to Florence, combining history, artistic description, and social observation. A memorable portrait of the Florentine spirit and of those figures who exemplify this spirit.« less