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Tilt: A Skewered History of the Tower of Pisa
Tilt: A Skewered History of the Tower of Pisa
Our Price: $22.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 161
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 743229266

Product Code: 756798167

Nicholas Shrady (au). This book, uniquely shaped at a steep angle to reflect its subject, reveals how the campanile, or bell tower, in Pisa’s Campo dei Miracoli became the iconic Tower of Pisa. Its distinctive tilt, which measured 1.6 degrees from vertical when construction was completed in 1370, has long been a mystery. The tower still stands (more than 4 meters -- or 5 degrees -- askew) in defiance of logic, gravity, & soaring odds. Envisioned as a display of wealth & power in Pisa’s medieval heyday, the tower was revolutionary in its design. The tower also has a storied past associated with such notables as Galileo, Lord Byron, the Shelleys & their Romantics, & Mussolini. “Encapsulates the tower’s history in an entertaining & informative narrative.” Illus.

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