Florence: cradle of the Renaissance

United States, 1992

Film
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Narrated by Grace Jackman, with poetry and readings inspired by Florence, and read by Richard Levine, viewers are taken on an artistic travelogue of Florence, focusing primarily on the Renaissance. This commentary provides insight into the architectural and artistic wonders which are an integral part of Florence. From 1436 when Brunelleschi designed the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, the next hundred years of the Renaissance were filled with seminal figures like Michelangelo, Botticelli, Ghiberti, Cellini, Donatello and Leonardo da Vinci; overlooked by the great patrons Cosimo and Lorenzo de Medici. This video enables the viewer to experience the masterpieces of Florence as an armchair traveller.

Credits

producer

Leah Joy

production company

Museum Television Workshop

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39153

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Florence (Italy)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Crafts & Visual Arts → Renaissance

History → Florence (Italy)

History → Renaissance

Places → Florence (Italy)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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