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Villas of Tuscany Hardcover Hardcover Book

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Villas of Tuscany Hardcover – October 1, 2003 by Carlo Cresti (Author), Massimo Listri (Photographer) Europe north of the Alps knew virtually nothing of fine living until Charles VIII of France and his army invaded Italy in the late 15th century. There, in the palaces and villas of Tuscany, the French discovered luxury on a scale beyond anything imagined in the medieval stone castles of the Loire Valley. Even today these villas remain among the wonders of the civilized world, with their architecture conceived by such renowned masters as Sangallo, Buontalenti, and Peruzzi, their interiors radiant with trompe-l'oeil frescoes attributed to the likes of Pontormo, Allori, and Il Volterrano, and their lush garden settings replete with fountains, grottoes, statuary, and breathtaking vistas. 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. This is a beautiful large coffee table book Title: Villas of Tuscany Publisher: Vendome Press Publication Date: 2003 Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Like New Edition: 1st.

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    Vendome (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Country (In the Style Of)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    1992
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    North Hollywood, CA
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    Seller: V3211stDibs: LU906822930502

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