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Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date October 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385720199
ISBN-10 038572019X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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A witty celebration of fifty Italian cultural accomplishments that had a significant influence on Western civilization, ranging from Maria Montessori's concepts of early childhood education to the development of full service banks and the modern orchestra. Original. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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?
The word "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 (Niccolò Machiavelli), Sprezzatura highlights fifty great Italian cultural achievements in a series of fifty information-packed essays in chronological order.

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9780385720199 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Chronicles the ways in which Italian culture has influenced world civilization, discussing thinkers, inventors, and artists including Monteverdi, Machiavelli, Garibaldi, Dante, Fermi, Catullus, and Armani.

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