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Donatello's David

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

TITLE                                                                                                                                                                                      page i

PROLOGUE                                                                                                                                                                           page ii

DEDICATION                                                                                                                                                                      page iii 

CHAPTER ONE:  ARRIVAL AT FIRENZE  

         Arrival at Firenze                                                                                                                                                      page 1  

        The Convent of San Marco                                                                                                                                  page 2

         A First Look at Firenze                                                                                                                                          page 3

         Feast of San Giovanni Battista                                                                                                                         page 4

 

CHAPTER TWO:  VIA LARGA

          First Night                                                                                                                                                                     page 5

          Fra Matteo                                                                                                                                                                    page 6

          Confession                                                                                                                                                                   page 7

          The Feast of SS. Peter and Paul                                                                                                                      page 8

           Masolino and Masaccio                                                                                                                                     page 9

           Surprise at Via Larga                                                                                                                                           page 10

           Guido                                                                                                                                                                              page 11

           Linear Perspective                                                                                                                                                page 12

           Masaccio's Trinity                                                                                                                                                 page 13

           Guido                                                                                                                                                                               page 14

           Fra Matteo                                                                                                                                                                    page 15

           The Foundling Hospital                                                                                                                                    page 16

           San Lorenzo                                                                                                                                                               page 17

           Guido                                                                                                                                                                              page 18

           The Rosary                                                                                                                                                                 page 19

            A Prayer                                                                                                                                                                       page 20

            San Miniato and Santa Croce                                                                                                                        page 21

           Guido                                                                                                                                                                              page 22

           Palazzo Medici                                                                                                                                                         page 23

           Guido                                                                                                                                                                             page 24

           Ghiberti's Doors                                                                                                                                                    page 25

           Fra  Matteo                                                                                                                                                                page 26 

 

CHAPTER THREE:  BARTOLOMEO

           The Night of All Saints                                                                                                                                    page 27

            San Marco                                                                                                                                                                page 28

 

CHAPTER FOUR:  VILLA CAREGGI

            My New Home                                                                                                                                                      page 29   

            Luca Maria                                                                                                                                                             page 30

            Marsilio Ficino                                                                                                                                                    page 31

            Luca Maria                                                                                                                                                             page 32

            The Library                                                                                                                                                           page 33

             Sacra Conversazione                                                                                                                                     page 34

            Dante                                                                                                                                                                         page 35

            Donatello                                                                                                                                                                page 36

 

CHAPTER FIVE:  DONATELLO

           Donatello's Studio                                                                                                                                            page 38

           Seduction                                                                                                                                                               page 39

           The Barber                                                                                                                                                            page 40

            Life with Donatello                                                                                                                                        page 42

            Fra Matteo                                                                                                                                                            page 43

            Visiting Firenze with Marsilio                                                                                                               page 44

            Talking to God                                                                                                                                                  page 45

            Gender                                                                                                                                                                    page 46

            Luca Maria                                                                                                                                                           page 47

            David                                                                                                                                                                        page 48

            Castoff                                                                                                                                                                     page 49

            Cosimo de' Medici                                                                                                                                          page 50

            San Marco                                                                                                                                                            page 51

 

CHAPTER SIX:  SAN MARCO

           Piero and Michele                                                                                                                                          page 52

           Holy Week and Cosimo de' Medici                                                                                                     page 53

           Gaetano                                                                                                                                                                page 54

           Decisions                                                                                                                                                             page 55

 

CHAPTER SEVEN:  PRIESTHOOD

          Ordination                                                                                                                                                           page 56

          Cappella Medici                                                                                                                                               page 57

          Cappella Rucellai                                                                                                                                           page 58

           Orsanmichele                                                                                                                                                  page 59

           Cappella Sassetti                                                                                                                                            page 60

           Cosimo de' Medici                                                                                                                                         page 61

           Daily Life                                                                                                                                                             page 62

 

CHAPTER EIGHT:  THREE DEATHS IN THREE YEARS

           Babbo                                                                                                                                                                     page 63

           Cosimo                                                                                                                                                                 page 64

           Donatello                                                                                                                                                            page 65

 

CHAPTER NINE:  VILLA CAREGGI

          The Middle Years                                                                                                                                          page 66

          Verrocchio at Careggi                                                                                                                                page 67

          Agnolo Poliziano                                                                                                                                           page 68

          Sandro Botticelli                                                                                                                                           page 69

          Leonardo da Vinci                                                                                                                                        page 70

          Lorenzo de' Medici                                                                                                                                       page 71

          Antonio Pollaiuolo and the Platonic Academy                                                                       page 72

          Andrea's Death                                                                                                                                                page 73

 

CHAPTER TEN:  THE DELUGE AND ITS AFTERMATH

          Fra Giralomo Savonarola                                                                                                                         page 74

          The Ordeal                                                                                                                                                          page 75

          The Deluge                                                                                                                                                         page 76

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN:  PALAZZO CASTIGLIONE

           Pierluigi and Giorgio                                                                                                                                 page 77

           A.D. 1500:  Year of Jubilee                                                                                                                     page 78

           Michelangelo Buonarroti                                                                                                                      page 79

           Sandro Botticelli                                                                                                                                          page 80

    

CHAPTER TWELVE:  THE DANCE OF LIFE                                                                                         page 81

EPILOGUE                                                                                                                                                                    page 82