Inside Venice

Author: Toto Bergamo Rossi
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848167
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The superb private interiors of Venice are revealed in this lavishly photographed book. This gorgeously photographed journey through entrancingly beautiful Venetian interiors is sure to appeal to Venice’s many admirers interested in the elegance and refinement of classical Old World interior design. The private properties featured in this handsome volume are not accessible to the public and most are published here for the first time. The book is a luxurious presentation of the hidden architectural and interior design treasures of Venice, ranging from historical ninth-century buildings to contemporary renovations that blend old and new. Seventy-two properties, each photographed exclusively for the book, are profiled—mainly private apartments and palazzos, along with some churches, hotels, and other public spaces that those interested in interiors will find inspiring. Author and preservation expert Toto Bergamo Rossi personally selected each property for inclusion based on his detailed field knowledge gained over many years as director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, whose mission is to safeguard Venetian cultural heritage as manifested in architecture, music, and fine art.

Fortuny Interiors

Author: Brian Coleman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423624335
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Manufactured in Venice, Italy, textiles by Fortuny have borne the standard of quality and excellence for a hundred years. For walls, sofas, pillows, draperies, bed coverings, tablecloths, and even napkins, the sumptuous art of Fortuny textiles has been decorating old world and new world homes for generations. Not everyone can afford Fortuny, but some of those who can have opened their doors so we can take a peek. Through luscious photographs and vivid descriptions, we can almost feel the weave and smell the dyes. Contemporary modern condos, elegant historic homes, and metropolitan apartments all wear Fortuny in luxurious high style.

The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto

Author: Jenny Condie
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711234048
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The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto takes in a varied selection of gardens old and new, large and small, public and private. It ranges from tiny monastery gardens tucked away within the walls of Venice to grand palatial landscapes in the former marshes of the hinterland. The book is divided into five sections as well as a lively introduction which captures the rich history of this region. The first section will show the extraordinary gardens still to be found locked behind high walls in the city itself. Then Jenny Condie and Alex Ramsay wander through the more modest parts of the city where ordinary Venetians manage to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables in the most unlikely spots. Then it is out into the lagoon and wild gardens on marshy islands before turning inland to the grand Palladian villas and the Baroque splendours of villas like the Villa Barbarigo and the Villa Allegri Arvedi among many fine country residences of ancient families. All the gardens in the book can be reached within a day's expedition from Venice and practical information about access and advice on the best time of year to visit is included for all those open to the public.

Venice

Author: Lydia Fasoli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847861828
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This beautiful, aspirational book offers a seductive vision of living and entertaining in the most elegantly appointed private interiors of Venice. For centuries, millions have succumbed to the magic of Venice, but few have been able to venture into its sumptuous private spaces. This book invites us into the extravagant interiors and secret gardens via a tour of the grand apartments and private homes where Venetians have forged an inspiring approach to living and entertaining in grand Old World style. This superbly photographed volume takes the reader behind the fabulous facades of Venice to explore its grand interiors and local cuisine. Featuring lively anecdotal text and stunning color photographs of private interiors otherwise not open to the public, and including recipes from Venice and the surrounding Veneto region, this beautifully illustrated volume is essential for anyone who has fantasized about living in one of the world's most romantic cities. This is an enchanting volume for browsers, armchair tourists, and anyone interested in interior design.

St Mark s

Author: Ettore Vio
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878351586
Format: PDF
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This authoritative book is by an expert team of scholars, many of whom have made this field their life's work - Over 250 full-colour photographs, over half of which are full-page images and double-page spreads The Basilica of St. Mark's is the most important church in Venice, and one of the most famous in the world. It was built to house the body of St. Mark and is immediately adjacent to the Doge's palace. It was in support of this power and this authority that the Venetians built and decorated what is perhaps the most magnificent church in Christendom.

Venetian Palaces

Author: Alvise Zorzi
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847812004
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World Monuments

Author: André Aciman
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789334190
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A stunning tour of 50 of the world's most extraordinary destinations selected from the World Monuments Fund's most important sites of global heritage. In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the World Monuments Fund has commissioned some of today's most important writers to give voice to the organization's work around the world over the past 50 years. Curated by the International Center of Photography, the book features striking images from renowned photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, Tiina Itkonen, Erich Lessing, Gideon Mendel, and Sebasti�o Salgado. In essence, this is a bucket list for the educated traveler--armchair or otherwise. From Venice and Petra to New Orleans and Angkor, Easter Island to the Tempel Synagogue in Krak�w, Poland, to the Mughal Gardens of Agra, India, to the Chancellerie d'Orl�ans in Paris, World Monuments presents 50 of the world's most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved.

Historic Houses of Paris

Author: Alain Stella
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782080301482
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A glimpse inside the unique worlds of rich cultural heritage, tradition, and splendour. Many historic houses in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these majestic sites are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier, to a Belle Epoque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement. From China and Peru to Egypt and Poland, Alain Stella invites us over the threshold inside the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassadorial residences in Paris. Tapestries inspired by Goyas drawings grace the lavish salons at the Spanish residence. Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand created a minimalist interior at the Japanese residence that evokes the refined style of a traditional Japanese home. The palace of Eugène de Beauharnaishome to the German ambassadors since 1818retains its elaborate Empire style, intact since the time of Josephine. Superb photographs, specially commissioned for this book over the course of a year, divulge the secrets of these previously unpublished artistic and architectural treasures.

Venice

Author: Lorenza Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788877433497
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A comprehensive work on Venice, which highlights the inseparable relationship between the historical, political, social and artistic events that have characterised its millenary history. A journey to discover the lagoon city which begins with its most ce

Dream of Venice

Author: JoAnn Locktov
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990772507
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Dream of Venice captures the mysterious allure of the ancient floating city with the evocative photography of Charles Christopher and the beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. With a captivating foreword by bestselling author Frances Mayes, Dream of Venice will inspire you to listen to the silence of the canals and lose yourself in the ethereal mist of Piazza San Marco.