- By Joseph Luzzi

In Michelangelo’s Shadow: The Mystery of Modern Italy

  • Title: In Michelangelo’s Shadow: The Mystery of Modern Italy
  • Author: Joseph Luzzi
  • ISBN: 9781440795299
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Audio CD
  • In Michelangelo s Shadow The Mystery of Modern Italy he director of Italian studies at Bard College Professor Joseph Luzzi leads a comprehensive overview of Italian culture Beginning in the fabled realm of Renaissance art and concluding with the sweep

    he director of Italian studies at Bard College, Professor Joseph Luzzi, leads a comprehensive overview of Italian culture Beginning in the fabled realm of Renaissance art and concluding with the sweeping transformations of present day Italy, Professor Luzzi examines the Italian mystique and answers a number of intriguing questions Is there a distinctly Italian way of lhe director of Italian studies at Bard College, Professor Joseph Luzzi, leads a comprehensive overview of Italian culture Beginning in the fabled realm of Renaissance art and concluding with the sweeping transformations of present day Italy, Professor Luzzi examines the Italian mystique and answers a number of intriguing questions Is there a distinctly Italian way of looking at the world To whom do Italian Renaissance treasures truly belong Could the United States as known today exist without the contributions of Italian culture

    1 thought on “In Michelangelo’s Shadow: The Mystery of Modern Italy

    1. Very casual but highly scholarly guide to being Italian, to enjoying what's Italian, and learning many, many things about Italy and its culture to which you realize you were clueless. Literature, art, language, food, economics, family life, pride, conceit, history and failures (personal and otherwise) are patiently but passionately presented by an author who knows his subject's joys and tradgedies. Particularly of personal interest prior to visiting Italy, and proved an important prep when in th [...]

    2. Part of my disappointment was that I thought this book would cover Michelangelo (especially given the subtitle In Michelangelo's Shadow). Maybe the emphasis is on "shadow" because the artist is mentioned only in passing. I'm not an Italian literature (Dante) or movie buff, so much of the book was interesting but not exciting. If you know The Divine Comedy and have seen Room with a View, this book is definitely for you. I just don't know how you write a book about Italy without at least one chapt [...]

    3. an enjoyable audio-only series of lectures about italy and its enduring appeal. luzzi examines it from nearly every angle. i was pleased to find several references to my faves: a room with a view, the best of youth miniseries, and firenze, firenze, firenze! luzzi can be a little dry at times but it comes with the occupation ;) if you are desperate to hear this and cannot find this at your local library, google modern scholar.

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