Italian Backgrounds

No one who has studied the backgrounds of old Italian pictures can imagine that realistic landscape-painting is a modern art. The technique of the early landscapepainters was not that of the modern interpreter of nature, ...


Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732652396

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Reproduction of the original: Italian Backgrounds by Edith Wharton

Italian Backgrounds

"Italian Backgrounds" by Edith Wharton.


Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664633811

Category: Art

Page: 1296

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"Italian Backgrounds" by Edith Wharton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Italian Renaissance in Its Historical Background

This period came to an end with the invasions of French revolutionary armies and Napoleon ; only with the mid - nineteenth century did the Italians rule their own land . I have felt bound to recall these events , for without ...


Author: Denys Hay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521291046

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Calls attention to Italian Renaissance literary and artistic achievements and political developments in an attempt to portray the Renaissance as a period of changing attitudes and ideas firmly rooted in the history of the time

The Italian Renaissanc in Its Historical Background

The result was trade between “ industrial ” and agrarian ” Italy , whereby agricultural regions like Piedmont , the Ferrarese , most of peninsular Italy and the islands offered farm produce for money and manufactures .


Author: Denys Hay

Publisher: CUP Archive




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Background Notes Italy

The establishment of regional governments throughout Italy brought greater decentralization of the national governmental machinery . ... C С POLITICAL CONDITIONS Political Parties The Italian Communist Party ists .




ISBN: MINN:31951D00812408N

Category: Italy

Page: 5

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Italy s General Elections 1963 Background

1 Foreword This second part , which contains the complete returns of the 1963 General Elections in Italy , is the sequel to " Part I - Background " which was sent to you on April 18 by the Italian Information Center .


Author: Italian Information Center


ISBN: STANFORD:36105081629607

Category: Elections


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The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes

Here is a selection of books that give a sense of the place, history and culture of northern Italy with particular ... TRAVEL WRITING AND FICTION Anne Calcagno (ed) Travelers' Tales: Italy. ... Edith Wharton Italian Backgrounds.


Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241217535

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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Now available as an epub, the Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes is the most authoritative guide to this exquisitely beautiful region. Clear maps and detailed coverage of every attraction, from dramatic Lake Garda and dreamy Lake Como to scenic journeys and unforgettable hideaways on charming Lake Maggiore and lesser-known lakes such as Orta, Iseo and Lugano. Discover the majestic beauty of Verona, as well as the best shopping in Milan and the finest art in Bergamo and Mantua (Mantova). Itineraries suggest tailored trips, while knowledgeable accounts bring the area's Baroque gardens and Renaissance palaces to life. Rely on up-to-date recommendations of the best restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels for every budget and to suit every taste. Follow epic walks and cycle ways, explore lakeside villas, visit medieval villages. Relax, draw breath and lose yourself in the spectacular Italian Lakes, with sharp, intelligent writing from experienced authors. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes.

Italian Backgrounds

These are the houses of people conscious of Italy, who have transplanted to their bleak heights, either from poverty of invention, or an impulse as sentimental as our modern habit of "collecting," the thick walls, the small windows, the ...


Author: Edith Wharton


ISBN: 9798632479189


Page: 88

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To the mind curious in contrasts-surely one of the chief pleasures of travel- there can be no better preparation for a descent into Italy than a sojourn among the upper Swiss valleys. To pass from the region of the obviously picturesque-the country contrived, it would seem, for the delectation of the coeur à poésie facile-to that sophisticated landscape where the face of nature seems moulded by the passions and imaginings of man, is one of the most suggestive transitions in the rapidly diminishing range of such experiences. Nowhere is this contrast more acutely felt than in one of the upper Grisons villages. The anecdotic Switzerland of the lakes is too remote from Italy, geographically and morally, to evoke a comparison. The toy chalet, with its air of self-conscious neatness, making one feel that if one lifted the roof it would disclose a row of tapes and scissors, or the shining cylinders of a musical box, suggests cabinet-work rather than architecture; the swept and garnished streets, the precise gardens, the subjugated vines, present the image of an old maid's paradise that would be thrown into hopeless disarray by the introduction of anything so irregular as a work of art. In the Grisons, however, where only a bald grey pass divides one from Italy, its influence is felt, in a negative sense, in the very untidiness of the streets, the rank growth of weeds along the base of rough glaring walls, the drone of flies about candidly-exposed manure-heaps. More agreeably, the same influence shows itself in the rude old centaur-like houses, with their wrought-iron window-grilles and stone escutcheons surmounting the odorous darkness of a stable. These are the houses of people conscious of Italy, who have transplanted to their bleak heights, either from poverty of invention, or an impulse as sentimental as our modern habit of "collecting," the thick walls, the small windows, the jutting eaves of dwellings designed under a sultry sky. So vivid is the reminiscence that one almost expects to see a cypress leaning against the bruisedpeach-coloured walls of the village douane; but it is just here that the contrast accentuates itself. The cypress, with all it stands for, is missing.

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton, Italian Backgrounds (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905), p. 128. The Valley of Decision, p. 107. Ibid., p. 105. A Backward Glance, p. 67. Sir Walter Scott, Waverley (London, 1814; rpt. London: Penguin Books, 1972), ...


Author: Janet Goodwyn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349204472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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A study of Wharton's work which discusses her novels and travel books according to their specific geography or landscape rather than the date of composition. Emphasis is placed on Wharton's concern with America's place in the Western world and women's place in European society.