Villas of Tuscany

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2003 - Architecture - 320 pages
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This opulent grand tour of 50 of the most exclusive villas of the beautiful Tuscan countryside will long remain the standard by which all other books on the subject are judged. The villas range from the glorious Renaissance palaces of the Medici family to the comparatively modest home of Giacomo Puccini, and are organized chronologically from the late 14th century up to the early 20th century.

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Handsome photo books of luxuriant abodes in romantic locales make nostalgic mementos of trips past and future, but do they belong in libraries? Do they have lasting appeal and value? While ... Read full review

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This elegantly designed and illustrated book provides a rare introduction to the rural villas of Tuscany. Rich in history, art, and architecture, these country seats of the Medici, Corsi, Chigi della ... Read full review

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Cresti is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Florence and a lecturer in Architecture at the Florence Academy of Design Arts.

Massimo Listri's photographs have appeared in many books, including Casa Mundi, Casa Mediterranea, Villas of Tuscany and New Asian Interiors.

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