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Festa Veneziana a Ca'toga: The Imaginative World of a Venetian Artist in Napa Valley Hardcover – June 27, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (June 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580084028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580084024
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,936,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Under silvery moonlight, the Doric temple in Carlo Marchiori'¬?s garden looks as if it were hewn from Carrara marble. Fluted columns pose heroically on a romantically crumbling foundation. Soaring above are elaborate friezes and fragments of traditional entablature. There'¬?s even a broken pediment. All that'¬?s missing is the oracle. Mr. Marchiori . . . offers up an instant classical education in his villa and garden. His five-acre domain, which he calls Ca'¬?Toga, sits on the banks of the Napa River in the rocky northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Passers-by can glimpse the richly colored villa across a vineyard." -New York Times

About the Author

CARLO MARCHIORI studied at the Instituto Pietro Selvatico in Padua, Italy, and worked in commercial art, film animation, and editorial illustration before mastering the large-scale trompe #&146;oeil murals for which he is internationally renowned. Fifteen years ago, Marchiori began constructing Ca#&146Toga, his Palladian-style combined villa and two-story workshop in Calistoga, California.

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Even better, I was able to visit the house this summer on a tour.
Adrienne
It is a delightful glimpse into his most beautiful imaginings, and they are bountiful.
Kathryn Masson
This book is filled with beautiful photograhs of a very imaginative visual artist.
P. Scibilia

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Masson on July 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
What a joyous occasion it becomes to whirl through the new book on Venetian-born Carlo Marchiori, a master of many arts, who now lives and works in Calistoga, Ca., the northern-most town in Napa Valley. The book not only presents his life and work in a colorful, well-photographed journal, but it has the magical touch of Carlo's own imagination for the styling of the photographs, layout, and storyline. Now his mastery of arts includes book design as well as painting, drawing, sculpture, construction, architecture, and costume design!
A self-proclaimed great illusionist, he nontheless informs us of the historical references in his art while capturing our imaginations on an illustrated magical journey back through time. The book is storybook, history, and journal, all rolled into one, and written with Carlo's great sense of humor and gusto for life. From the moment you turn the first page, you are captured by Renaissance man Marchiori's presentation, all colorful, fun, and fantastic. It is a delightful glimpse into his most beautiful imaginings, and they are bountiful. You laugh, smile, ooooo, and ahhhhh, and see life above the mundane, as does Carlo!
It is interesting to note that he allows tours of his home, and has a shop and artist studio in Calistoga, where various pieces of his art are sold. These are extraordinary experiences not to be missed while in Napa Valley.
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carlo lives the artist's life surrounded by a world of his own creation, and shows us that it is our mission to create and spread beauty in this world, with our skill, and our hopes and dreams. plus, it looks like he knows how to throw a good party. bravo maestro!
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By Jennifer Rowland on January 2, 2013
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I would love to see his place in person sometime~
A coffee table book,lots of fun to look at! I often
learn more by seeing how another artist creates~
inspiring and often whimiscal
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By P. Scibilia on September 18, 2008
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This book is filled with beautiful photograhs of a very imaginative visual artist. If one cannot find insperation in this publication, they need to have their eyes checked!!!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adrienne on September 30, 2007
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The House That Faux Built As the author of The House that FAux Built-Transform Your Home with Paint Plaster and Creativity, I shared the faux-cademy stage with the the author of this book and we traded books at the end. I was thrilled and amazed at his creativity. It is an exceptional book full of great ideas. Even better, I was able to visit the house this summer on a tour. If you ever get the chance do it! In the meantime defn. buy the book, Adrienne van Dooren
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