Douglas G. Biow
Douglas Biow is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy and Mirabile Dictu: Representations of the Marvelous in Medieval and Renaissance Epic.
The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy
Concerned about sanitation during a severe bout of plague in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci designed an ideal, clean city. Leonardo was far from alone among his contemporaries in thinking about personal and public hygiene, as Douglas Biow shows in...