Reads for Renaissance Lovers: Just the Lists
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Reads for Renaissance Lovers: Just the Lists

For an extended version of this post which includes book summaries and thoughts from your reviewer, please click here. 15 Renaissance Reads Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered by Dianne Hales Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King Leonardo and The Last Supper by Ross King Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King (detecting a pattern, here?) … Continue reading

BookLove: Thomas Jefferson’s Library
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BookLove: Thomas Jefferson’s Library

Tucked behind a completely unrelated exhibit on the second floor of the Library of Congress hides a treasure: Thomas Jefferson’s Library. Here, in a circular display which quietly tugs you into its literary vortex are gathered approximately 5,000 volumes recreating Jefferson’s personal library.  Of these, 3,000 are books which match titles (of the same era … Continue reading