Villas of Tuscany
Black cloth (hard cover) in mylar protected dust-jacket (11" x 13"). 477 pages, w/ Bibliography and Index of Names and Places; 455 color illustrations. The sequal to the accomplained books on Palladian villas and Venetian Palaces by the same photographer. Each villa splendidly photographed and analyzed for its social, historical and aesthetic importance. A clean, tight copy Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 003823
About this title:
Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, Villas of Tuscany brings together 40 superb examples ranging in date from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. Each is captured with all its aristocratic trappings: towers, peach-color stucco walls, and red-tiled roofs; dovecotes, courtyards, and loggias; nobly proportioned salons with sumptuous furnishings; and panoramic views over the Tuscan landscape, a sun-drenched world of rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and tall cypresses. The text, by Florentine scholar Carlo Cresti, is richly informative.
About the Author: Carlo Cresti is a practicing architect and a professor of architecture history at the University of Florence. He has written many books on architecture and design, primarily of Florence and Tuscany. Massimo Listri, a Florentine resident, is well known for his photographs of art and architecture, published in such magazines as Elle Décor.
Title: Villas of Tuscany
Publisher: Vendome Press, New York
Publication Date: 1993
Illustrator: Photographs By Massimo Listri
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First American Edition.
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