Ville Veneti is a guide through Venice's aptly-named villa civilization. It provides a general historical background on five centuries of Venetian history and twenty villas. It illustrates Venice's vast economic network that both helped govern the territory and represented an evolution in taste and the arts.
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Francesco Monicelli was born and lives in Verona. For years he has been working with Italia Nostra, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Italy's cultural heritage. He is an expert on Veneto art and the history of manners and aesthetic sensibility. He has published Storiche dimore del Garda.
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Book Description Arsenale Editrice, 2006. Book Condition: new. English text. Venezia, 2006; ril., pp. 288, b/w and col. ill. and plates, cm 27x32. (I grandi libri). The Gallerie dell'Accademia contains the most extraordinary collection of Venetian painting. The 1 entire history of the Serene Republic's art is here displayed: from early Byzantine works to the eigheenth-century delights of Canaletto and Longhi. Among the jewels of the collection are Bellini's greatest altarpieces, Giorgione's masterpiece The Tempest, Carpaccio's Legend of St Ursula cycle and countless other masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Crivelli, Lotto, Vivarini, Bellotto. Bookseller Inventory # 1194635