Thursday, February 03, 2005

Shameless plug for a friend's book

Creating the "Divine" Artist From Dante to Michelangelo
by Patricia Emison

ISBN 90 04 13709 2
List price: EURO 112.- / US$ 160.-

Nowadays words like "genius" and "brilliant" are thrown around like confetti, and students threaten to sue for grades that are insufficiently stellar. But as Dr. Emison tells us, there was a time when words like "divine" were first used to describe the best artists of the day. Gripping prose, lots of memorable stories about the brainy and famous, and pictures of naked Renaissance people. What more do you want in a good read?

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