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Andrea Palladio's designs are the centre of this illustrated book which reveals the villas built in the Veneto region of Italy. Thirty villas are featured inside and out - grand palazzos built for Venice's patrician rulers as well as smaller country houses originally owned by wealthy merchants. The villas of the Veneto, the area surrounding Venice, Padua, Treviso and Vicenza - reached a peak of perfection in the sixteenth century. They were built by prosperous Venetians who, feeling claustrophobic in Venice, spent the spring and autumn inland. In the extent to which the villas revived the forms of classical architecture they surpassed those anywhere else in Italy. The result was that the architecture of these country houses, particularly the work of Palladio, had a profound influence throughout the world. This book reveals aspects of these houses not normally on view to the public. Pictured here are the elaborate "trompe l'oeil" frescoes that decorate many of the interiors and also the parks and gardens. Reinhart Wolf, the architectural photographer, worked on "Faces of Buildings", "New York" and "Castillos". He has received many awards and exhibitions of his work have been held worldwide. Peter Lauritzen is an art historian. His books include "Palaces of Venice", "Venice Preserved" and "1,000 Years of Culture and Civilization".
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GORX009301576
Book Description Pavilion, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Wolf, ER. (Photos) (illustrator). Grey cloth boards, a little bumping to extremities, but content unmarked; dw a little frayed (v.small loss) at ends of spine. Heavy, large format item, will incur extra postage (at cost). Seller Inventory # 000693
Book Description Pavilion Books 1988-09-30, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Some shelfwear to cover, small tear/bump to top left corner of cover, otherwise very good condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 094810-7
Book Description London, Pavilion Books Ltd., 1988. Original publisher's gray paper-covered boards, silver title spine, pictorial dustjacket, large 4to: 200pp., very richly illustrated, introductory essay with illustrations, 30 villas [outside & inside] depicted with large page-large plates, small pictorial list villas - with descriptions & references, general bibliography. Very fine copy. Veneto = erea surrounding Venice - Padua - Treviso - Vicenza. Seller Inventory # 151250
Book Description Pavilion Books, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Andrea Palladio's designs are the centre of this illustrated book which reveals the villas built in the Venito region of Italy. Thirty villas are featured inside and out - grand palazzos built for Venice's patrician rulers as well as smaller country houses originally owned by wealthy merchants. Seller Inventory # 023257
Book Description Pavilion Books, UK, 1988. Hard Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. LARGE HARDBACK IN JACKET. Clean & tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Price-clipped jacket has a short tear to rear. Dispatched FIRST CLASS RECORDED securely boxed in cardboard. Ref sh47. VILLAS OF VENETO. ISBN: 1851453008. Seller Inventory # 035019