American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Castiglione, Count Baldassare 1478-1529. Italian diplomat and writer best known for Il Cortegiano (1528), which describes the perfect courtier.
“Finally, Paolo Scavino, in Castiglione Falletto in the Langhe area, has produced a tighter wine in its Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2006, with an increased minerality, with intense black cherry and damson.”
“Azelia, located in the village of Castiglione, is a case in point.”
“Write it down while it is crisp, like the cotton sheets at Alberto's bed and breakfast in Castiglione Falletto.”
“The commonplace interplay of verbal and visual figures is transparently expressed in Castiglione's dissimulating description of his own treatise as "not by the hand of Raphael or Michelangelo, but of a humble painter, who knows only how to trace the chief lines, and cannot adorn truth with bright colouring, or by perspective art make that which is not seem to be.”
“Instead of building his palace as a hermetic fortress, as did many of his contemporaries, Federico and his architects conceived, in Castiglione's words, a palace "furnished ... with everything suitable that it seemed not a palace but a city in the form of a palace.”
“Dunant saw in Castiglione the indescribable suffering that came as a result of the lack of preparation and the neglect of what had been regarded as little things; and when later the idea of the Red Cross was accepted with open hearts in England, it was because the importance of "the little things" had been understood as a result of Florence Nightingale's work,3 and there were public meetings very much like those that were later arranged for the Red Cross.”
“Florentines, and raising a powerful army, they entered it by was of the Val Di Lamona, and occupied the Borgo Di Marradi, and besieged the Rock [Fort] of Castiglione, which is on the top of the hill.”
“These tasteful displays of cultural capital were partly due to etiquette books such as Castiglione's The Courtier (1528).”
“One can give no greater praise to the "Castiglione" or the "Donna Velata" than to say that they are fit to hang beside the "Georg Gyze" or the "Christina of”
“His Barolo 2006 is a blend of fruit from La Morra and Castiglione vineyards and, although intense and concentrated, it is marked by its purity of fruit and freshness.”
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