Ville Venete: The Villa Civilization in the Mainland Dominion
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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Introduction The Villas
The Patricians 13 Villa Giustinian Ciani Bassetti Roncade Treviso
Villa Pompei Sagramoso Illasi Verona
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18th-century Aerial view Alvise Andrea Antonio arches architect architecture Badoer balustrade Barbarigo barchesse baroque building built Carrara Castello castle Catajo ceiling central hall centre century complex Contarini courtyard cupola decorations Detail entrance gate family's fireplace fish pond flanked Fracanzan frescoes Frigimelica fronton garden Garzoni Giambattista Tiepolo Gian Giorgio Trissino Giorgio Giovanni Girolamo Giulio Giuseppe ground floor land landscape linked loggia Lusa Maggior Consiglio main facade mainland Manin Marcello Monselice motifs Musella noble Obizzi octagonal Opposite Orgiano original Padua painted Palazzo Palladio Paolo Paolo Veronese Passariano patrician perspectival piano nobile Piazzola Pietro pilasters Pompei Pontecasale portico Preceding pronaos residence restoration Rotonda rustic Sala Scamozzi seigneurial chapel Serenissima Serliana staircase statues stucco surrounded terrace Torre tower Trezza triangular Trissino tympanum undertaken upper villa Valmarana Venetian Veneto Venice Verona Veronese Vicenza Villa Barbaro Villa Emo Villa Godi Villa Pisani Vincenzo Vincenzo Scamozzi walls wing