Ville Venete: The Villa Civilization in the Mainland Dominion

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Antique Collectors Club Limited, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 318 pages
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Through glorious color phorography and illuminating text, Venetian Villas tells the stories behind these fascinating and fabulous estates. The buildngs are placed in their historical context, beginning with the consolidation of Venetian power on the terra firma of the island in the 15th century. Monuments to the genius of Italian artistry, these edifices were designed and built by such architects as Palladio, Sansovino and Baldassare Longhena, and decorated by famous artists, Paolo Veronese and Tiepolo among them. Perfect for architectural afficianados and armchair trvelers alike, this book brings the reader inside these extraordinary villas.

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Contents

Introduction The Villas
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The Patricians 13 Villa Giustinian Ciani Bassetti Roncade Treviso
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Villa Pompei Sagramoso Illasi Verona
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