Join our mailing list!
(Your shopping cart is empty)
Diane Publishing Books
Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa
Nicholas Shrady (au)
With a profile that stands five degrees off kilter, the bell tower in Pisa’s Campo dei Miracaoli -- a.k.a. the Tower of Pisa -- is one of the world’s great icons. Less well known, however, is how it got that way. Was it shoddy workmanship? Soft ground? Or the brainchild, perhaps, of a hunchback maestro who skewed the campanile to avenge his own condition? This fascinating history reveals the truth behind the Tower of Pisa and how it went from being a flawed yet revolutionary structure at its completion in 1370 to a paragon of modern tourism -- a journey that witnessed the experiments of Galileo, the Romantic poetry of Byron, the nearly ruinous corrective surgery of Mussolini, and much more. “Hugely entertaining and informative.” Illustrations.
Reading from the Heart: Women, Literature & the Search for True Love
Whiz Kid of Wall Street’s Investment Guide: How I Returned 34% on My Portfolio, & You Can,Too
Essential Tibetan Buddhism
Family Herbal Cookbook: A Guide to the Ancient Chinese Philosophy of Food & Health
Share your knowledge of this product with other customers...
Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
Become an Affiliate
Send Us Feedback
Copyright ï¿½ 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.