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Authors: Miles J. Unger

Magnifico

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Unger, Miles.
Magnifico: the brilliant life and violent times of Lorenzo de’ Medici / Miles J. Unger.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
1. Medici, Lorenzo de’, 1449–1492. 2. Florence (Italy)—History—1421–1737. 3. Statesmen—Italy—Florence—Biography. 4. Intellectuals—Italy—Florence—Biography. 5. Florence (Italy)—Biography. I. Title.

DG737.9.U54 2008
945'.51105092—dc22
[B]           2007027669

ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-4510-1
ISBN-10: 1-4165-4510-7

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In memory of my mother, Bernate,
whose adventurous spirit lies behind this book

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

I. THE ROAD FROM CAREGGI: The Medici Villa at Careggi (Miles Unger)

II. FAMILY PORTRAIT: The Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence (Miles Unger)

III. MASTER OF CEREMONY: Benozzo Gozzoli,
Adoration of the Magi
(detail of Lorenzo), Medici Palace, 1459 (Art Resource)

IV. HOPE OF THE CITY: Workshop of Agnolo Bronzino,
Cosimo de’ Medici,
16th century (Art Resource)

V. DEVIL’S PARADISE: Mino da Fiesole,
Bust of Piero de’ Medici,
1453 (Art Resource)

VI. GAMES OF FORTUNE: Filippo Brunelleschi and Bartolomeo Ammanati, Palazzo Pitti (Garden View), early 15th and late 16th centuries (Art Resource)

VII. LORD OF THE JOUST: School of Giorgio Vasari,
Joust in Santa Croce,
16th century (Art Resource)

VIII. A WEDDING AND A FUNERAL: Andrea del Verrocchio,
Tomb of Giovanni and Piero de’ Medici,
c. 1470 (Art Resource)

IX. MASTER OF THE SHOP: Domenico Ghirlandaio,
Annunciation to Zachariah
(detail) showing Marsilio Ficino, Cristoforo Landino, Angelo Poliziano, and Gentile Becchi, 1483–86, Sta. Trinita (Art Resource)

X. FAT VICTORY: Piero della Francesca,
Federico da Montefeltro,
c. 1465 (Art Resource)

XI. DOMESTIC TRANQUILLITY: Giusto Utens,
Medici Villa at Trebbio
(Art Resource)

XII. THE SHADOW OF ROME: Melozzo da Forli,
Pope Sixtus IV Appointing Platina,
1477 (Art Resource)

XIII. UNDER THE SIGN OF MARS: Workshop of Luca della Robbia,
Pazzi Arms,
16th century (Art Resource)

XIV. CONSPIRACY: After Andrea del Verrocchio,
Bust of Lorenzo il Magnifico,
1478 (National Gallery of Art)

XV. MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL: Antonio and Piero Pollaiuolo,
Galeazzo Maria Sforza,
1471 (Art Resource)

XVI. THE BLOODSTAINED PAVEMENT: Sandro Botticelli,
Giuliano de’ Medici,
after 1478 (Art Resource)

XVII. NEAPOLITAN GAMBIT: Francesco Pagano,
Port of Naples,
15th century (Art Resource)

XVIII. THE SHADOW LIFTS: Andrea del Verrocchio,
Bust of Piero de’ Medici, the Unfortunate,
c. 1490 (Art Resource)

XIX. THE GARDEN AND THE GROVE: Michelangelo,
Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs,
1492 (Art Resource)

XX. THE CARDINAL AND THE PREACHER: Fra Bartolomeo,
Portrait of Girolamo Savonarola,
c. 1498 (Art Resource)

EPILOGUE: THE SPIRIT IN THE RING: Raphael,
Pope Leo X, Giovanni de’ Medici, with Cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi,
1517 (Art Resource)

 

 

 

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