Ville Venete

    Ville Venete

    The Villa Civilization in the Mainland Dominion

    Francesco Monicelli; Photo. Cesare Gerolimetto

    Arsenale 2003

    Hardback 319pp Illustrated 318x270mm

    9788877432858   Product Code: 23081

    Until its conquest by Napoleon in 1797, Venice was not only a great maritime trading power, but controlled a substantial swath of the Italian mainland: the Veneto. After a general historical introduction, this magnificent volume takes the reader on a chronological tour of 28 of the lavish villas built by the city's patricians in Verona, Padua and other mainland cities. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, it offers an unparalleled overview of the evolution of art and architecture over five centuries.

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