Memorial of many statues and paintings in the illustrious city of Florence / by Francesco Albertini, 1510.

  • A critical edition
  • Firenze : Centro Di [2010]
Physical description
239 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
  • 9788870384925
  • 8870384926
  • "A booklet devoted to Florentine art"--Cover.
  • Includes facsimile of original text.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and index.
  • Text of original publication in Italian, with translation and commentary in English.
Other names
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
  • English
  • Italian
  • Italian


  • There are numerous publications about Renaissance art in Florence, but books written about this subject during this era are exceptionally rare. Francesco Albertini's "Memorial of many statues and paintings in the famous city of Florence" of 1510 should therefore be treasured. This is the first guidebook of the city and is published only a few years after the inauguration of Michelangelo's David at Piazza della Signoria and Leonardo da Vinci's work on the Battle of Anghiari in Palazzo Vecchio. Albertini's Memorial is also one of the earliest and therefore most interesting sources about sculpture and painting in the city. The book guides the reader through the magnificent Florentine churches, convents and palazzi, which at the time were adorned with masterpieces by Ghiberti, Donatello, Masaccio, Ghirlandaio and many more great artists.
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Courtauld Institute of Art Library: Courtauld Institute of Art Z6921.FLO ALB One week
Courtauld Institute of Art Library: Courtauld Institute of Art Z6921.FLO ALB