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Sprezzatura
Written by Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$17.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72019-9 (0-385-72019-X)

A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?

“Sprezzatura,” or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier. No one has demonstrated... Read more






What are the Seven Wonders of the World?
Written by Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1998
$15.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49062-7 (0-385-49062-3)

Can you name...Newton's 3 laws of motion?The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse?The 5 pillars of Islam? The 6 wives of Henry VIII?The 7 kinds of plane triangles? The 8 Beatitudes?If you're not sure about the answers to the above, this is the book for you. A compendium of 101 culturally significant... Read more





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