From Publishers Weekly
Italys stunning villas and palaces get a noble treatment by Cunaccia, an architect and journalist specializing in the history of European architecture, and Listri, a Florence-based photographer. Each brings an appropriate mix of expertise and approachability; Cunaccias prose is understandable for non-specialists but specific enough to delight aficionados, and Listris photographs vary between sweeping panoramas that show opulent sitting rooms in all their chandeliered glory to detailed close-ups of statues and building facades. The book showcases 25 of Italys most impressive residences, spanning the country from Venice to Rome to Sicily, and encompassing renowned landmarks like Tuscanys Medici Villas and The Doges Palace in Venice, as well as lesser-known gems, such as Sicilys Palazzo Biscari and Lombardys Villa Bettoni Cazzago. The authors put each palace into historical context and discuss its artistic influences, whether neoclassical, baroque or mannerism. 400 color and b&w photos.
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About the Author
is an architect and a journalist specializing in the history of European architecture. Massimo Listri
is a world-renowned photographer living in Florence. He collaborated with Cunaccia on two previous Rizzoli titles, Hidden Tuscany
and Hidden Naples and the Amalfi Coast.