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One of the best blends of art history and travel
on 4 May 2001
Combining history of art with travel commentary, this book presents the humanism and humanity of trecento art in Tuscany, Rome and Umbria. Its themes deal with love, the transcendence of genius, recognition and reconnection. Woven through these ambitious themes is a love story of two artists for one woman and for art itself. The characters are well-fleshed out, although Tullio is overblessed with virtues, but generally there is enough intellectual connective tissue to hold the reader's interest. Make no mistake, though, the stars of this novel are from the trecento.