Uffizi Gallery: Art, History, Collections

Gloria Fossi
This is a magnificently illustrated guide to the entire collection of the Uffizi Gallery - one of the world's most celebrated art galleries. The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world. First commissioned as offices for the Florentine magistrates by Cosimo de Medici, it is now houses some of the world's most outstanding works of art. This superb volume offers a comprehensive, detailed, and informative look at the entire exhibited collection of the Gallery - from masterpieces such as Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" and Caravaggio's "Medusa" to many works of classical sculpture. "The Uffizi Gallery" also provides readers with an insightful look at the gallery's origins and history, as well as discussions about ongoing restoration efforts, and biographies of selected artists.

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