Magnificent Italian Villas and Palaces

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Random House Incorporated, 2004 - Architecture - 262 pages
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Italy boasts a rich cultural history that has found its expression in beautiful, powerful architectural forms, at times measured and hidden, at times ostentatious and triumphant. This volume focuses on about thirty residential villas and palaces, giving the reader the opportunity to visit the magnificent palaces of Venice, Genoa, and Mantua, the elegant villas designed by Palladio and decorated by Tiepolo; the country villas of Tuscany, hidden in olive groves and vineyards; and the austere palaces of Florence-not to mention the Versaces' villa on Lake Como. The interiors of these palaces are magnificent to behold: splendid tapestries, exquisite paintings and murals, sumptuous furniture and interior decoration of all kinds, from elegant carved molding to magnificently inlaid and tiled floors to beautiful renaissance, baroque, and neoclassical furniture. Italy boasts a rich cultural history that has found its expression in beautiful, powerful architectural forms, at times measured and hidden, at times ostentatious and triumphant. This volume focuses on about thirty residential villas and palaces, giving the reader the opportunity to visit the magnificent palaces of Venice, Genoa, and Mantua, the elegant villas designed by Palladio and decorated by Tiepolo; the country villas of Tuscany, hidden in olive groves and vineyards; and the austere palaces of Florence-not to mention the Versaces' villa on Lake Como. The interiors of these palaces are magnificent to behold: splendid tapestries, exquisite paintings and murals, sumptuous furniture and interior decoration of all kinds, from elegant carved molding to magnificently inlaid and tiled floors to beautiful renaissance, baroque, and neoclassical furniture.

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Italy's stunning villas and palaces get a noble treatment by Cunaccia, an architect and journalist specializing in the history of European architecture, and Listri, a Florence-based photographer. Each ... Read full review

Contents

Palazzo Pitti
59
Palazzo Cattaneo Adorno
154
Guarene
168
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About the author (2004)

Cesare Cunaccia is an architect and a journalist specializing in the history of European architecture.
Massimo Listri is a world-renowned photographer living in Florence. He collaborated with Cunaccia on two previous Rizzoli titles, Hidden Tuscany and Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

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