WATKINS, G: Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory

Watkins, Glenn. Gesualdo Hex: Music, Myth, and Memory. Norton, 2010. ISBN: 9780393071023. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Like New in as new dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30757) $14.00

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Explores the fascinating life of the Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), who continues to captivate composers, artists, and audiences today. Challenges our preconceptions of what has become a nearly mythic persona, weaving together the cumulative experience of some of the most vibrant artists of the past century from Stravinsky and Schoenberg to Abbado and Herzog.

Black-and-white illustrations. 384p. Measures 8×10 inches.

PORTUONDO, MM: Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Portuondo, Maria M. Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World. University of Chicago Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780226055404. Factory sealed. Like New. Paperback. (#30741) $30.00

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Studies the flow of geographical knowledge from the New World to Spain and how Spanish cosmographers sought to integrate the New World into the conceptual framework of Renaissance science. The book shows how they transformed traditional ways of explaining nature and developed new and sometimes innovative ways of dealing with the flood of new knowledge arriving from overseas.

SHAPIRO, I: The Golden Book of the Renaissance

Book cover. The Golden Book of the RenaissanceShapiro, Irwin. The Golden Book of the Renaissance. New York: Golden Press, 1962. Unmarked text. Small pen line on contents page. Worn edges. Good. Hardcover. (#30711) $14.00

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Adapted for young readers by Irwin Shapiro from the Horizon Book of the Renaissance by the editors of Horizon Magazine and JH Plumb, Morris Bishop, Garrett Mattingly, Kenneth Clark, Ralph Roeder, J Bronowski, Iris Origo, HE Trevor-Roper, Denis Mack Smith, and Maria Bellonci. Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white. 168p. Index. Measures 8×11.25 inches.

Title page. The Golden Book of the Renaissance