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Women artists 'of wit and great ingenuity'

Self-portraits from the Uffizi collection
by Rea Stavropoulos (issue no. 133/2010 / December 9, 2010)
Who am I?' ‘What am I doing here?' ‘How do I wish to be remembered?' These are among the questions that an artist may ask herself as she tries to decide how she will represent herself to the world, what to …
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Elisabetta Cianfanelli

by Brenda Dionisi Marco Badiani (issue no. 133/2010 / December 9, 2010)
A Florence native, Elisabetta Cianfanelli is one busy lady. While juggling family commitments and a variety of important roles in the city, she also holds the position of Florence's municipal councillor of Tourism, Europe and Fashion and Equal Opportunities in the …
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Bill Emmott

by Brenda Dionisi (issue no. 132/2010 / November 18, 2010)
Today he is an independent writer and consultant on international affairs, based in London and Somerset, and writes regular columns for The Times in Britain and La Stampa in Italy.  He is best known for having served as editor-in-chief of The Economist, the world's leading weekly magazine on …
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Meeting Sean Ferrer

by Lisa Clifford (issue no. 130/2010 / October 21, 2010)
Audrey Hepburn's son talks about running the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund from his home in Tuscany.       Sean Hepburn Ferrer draws breath slowly and contemplates his answers seriously. He has a steady gaze and a solid presence. He is sitting at his dining …
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Federico Frediani

An Italian art diplomat in L.A.
by Devin Tooma (issue no. 127/2010 / September 9, 2010)
Federico Frediani can best be described as an art diplomat. A Florentine lawyer by profession, counting the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles and a selection of American universities in Florence among his clients, his interests and passion for both his hometown …
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An interview with Monsignor Timothy Verdon

by Devin Tooma (issue no. 125/2010 / June 17, 2010)
Born in the United States, Monsignor Timothy Verdon has no single job description. He is an art historian with a Ph.D. from Yale University, a priest in Florence, director of the Diocesan Office for Catechesis Through Art, the author of books and articles on sacred …
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An interview with Bill Viola

A pioneer of video art
by Brenda Dionisi (issue no. 124/2010 / June 3, 2010)
Born in New York in 1951, Bill Viola is widely recognized as one of the world's leading visual artists. Over the last 35 years, he has created video tapes, architectural video installations, sound spaces and video and electronic music performances, flat …
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Elio Fiorucci

The inventor of the 'fashion' jean
by Brenda Dionisi (issue no. 115/2009 / January 28, 2010)
Fashion designer, entrepreneur, talent scout, trendsetter, and among the world's first mass communication gurus: all these terms describe Fiorucci. The focus of the exhibit Elio Fiorucci: Fashion Jeans Inventor Histoire, at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) until February 12, Fiorucci is foremost a fashion visionary. ‘After introducing …
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'Indiana Jane' strikes again - part II

An interview with Jane Fortune
by Alexandra Lawrence (issue no. 111/2009 / November 5, 2009)
I recently sat down with Jane Fortune, author of Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence, due out later this month from The Florentine Press. ‘Indiana Jane' has spent the past five years scouring archives and haunting the recesses of some of …
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'Indiana Jane' strikes again

An interview with Jane Fortune
by Alexandra Lawrence (issue no. 110/2009 / October 22, 2009)
I recently sat down with Jane Fortune, author of Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence, due out later this month from The Florentine Press. ‘Indiana Jane' has spent the past five years scouring archives and haunting the recesses of some of Florence's most revered museums in …
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An interview with James Bradburne

Director of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
by Alexandra Lawrence (issue no. 97/2009 / March 12, 2009)
After having worked in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other cities in North America, what is your take on Florence? Is it a cosmopolitan city?   Florence is the most extraordinary city I have ever lived in. I say this for two main …
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An interview with British Consul Moira Macfarlane

by Alexandra Lawrence (issue no. 96/2009 / February 26, 2009)
The British economy is undoubtedly going through a difficult period lately; how has this affected tourism to Tuscany?   The UK is in the same situation as everyone else-no one knows what the future will hold and tourism is increasingly more expensive. However, the British have …
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An interview with Scott Schuman

aka THE SARTORIALIST
by Ami Li (issue no. 93/2008 / January 15, 2009)
Scott Schuman is a photographer and blogger best known as the Sartorialist. Since its inception in 2005, his eponymous blog has been a driving force in both the fashion industry and fashion blogging, as well as being a showcase of one …
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An interview with Felice Limosani

Concept designer
by Brenda Dionisi (issue no. 92/2008 / December 11, 2008)
When I walked into Felice Limosani's office overlooking Piazza Duomo on a brisk November afternoon, I had the impression that this would not be your ordinary interview. Entering the beautiful palazzo on via Roma and the office just above the Luisa Via Roma store, where …
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An interview with Caterina Bellandi

TAXI MILANO25
by Alexandra Lawrence (issue no. 91/2008 / November 27, 2008)
Pronto, Alexandra? Sono Milano25. I'm on my way to your office, why don't you come down and we'll do the interview in my cab?'   Most people living in Florence are familiar with the white PT Cruiser decorated with flowers, driven by a woman sporting a huge …

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