inside venice a private view of the citys most beautiful interiors

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Inside Venice

Author : Toto Bergamo Rossi
ISBN : 9780847848164
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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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
ISBN : 9781423624332
Genre : House & Home
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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.

Paris Secrets

Author : Janelle McCulloch
ISBN : 9781864703085
Genre : Photography
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Mixing aesthetics, architecture, arrondissements and elegance in a very Parisian way, this richly illustrated new volume on the world's most bewitching city shows Paris in all its light, shade, glamour and grandeur. From magnificent squares to exquisit

The Gardens Of Venice And The Veneto

Author : Jenny Condie
ISBN : 0711234043
Genre : Gardening
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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.

St Mark S

Author : Ettore Vio
ISBN : 1878351583
Genre : Art
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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.

Parisian Interiors

Author : Barbara Stoeltie
ISBN : 2080301721
Genre : Architecture
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The Parisian homes of the international crowd are replete with inspiration for interior design. This volume offers exclusive access into twenty of the city's most original, intriguing, quirky, bold, elegant, and refined interiors.

Domus

Author : Oberto Gili
ISBN : 0847849279
Genre : Architecture
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An insider s tour of the most creative and inspiring rooms belonging to tastemakers artists, interior designers, craftspeople, collectors, and aristocrats in Italy today. Italy has been a source of inspiration for generations of artists and lovers of beauty. In this book, Italians Oberto Gili and Marella Caracciolo Chia take us around the country and into the homes of some of its most stylish habitues. From rural estates in Tuscany and spectacular seaside villas to an eighteenth-century palace in Puglia and city residences in Turin, Milan, Venice, Rome, and Naples, the properties reveal the unique personal visions of the owners and the inescapable appeal of Italian style. The diversity of places echoes the wide range of geographical contexts. Each interior acts as a source of surprise and an impetus for creativity, reflecting the individual tastes and talents of those who live and have lived there designer Carlo Mollino, couturier Stephan Janson, art and literary scholar Mario Praz, and artists Sandro Chia and Alessandro Twombly. In addition to the houses of artists and craftspeople, rooms of visionary interior designers, such as Camilla Guinness, Roberto Peregalli, and Laura Sartori Rimini, are also included. This book an intimate glimpse into some of the most beautiful and inaccessible dwellings in Italy today is perfect for aesthetically minded readers with an interest in interior design, Italy, and the art of fine living."

Private Houses Of France

Author : Christiane De Nicolay Mazery
ISBN : 2080201646
Genre : Architecture
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A historical, cultural, and architectural journey through a dozen exquisite and refined French châteaux and residences. A dozen aristocratic French families invite readers to experience their elegant lifestyle, from the royal stag hunting tradition of Louis XI and Louis XIII at the Château de Champchevrier to Hubert de Givenchy’s elegant Parisian townhouse imbued with grandeur and comfort in the style of Napoleon III. The featured houses, illustrated with specially commissioned photography, represent key periods of French decoration. The exquisite Renaissance architecture of Château d’Anet and its sumptuous interiors with great fireplaces, silk upholstered sofas, and soft lighting exude the notorious ardor between Henry II and Diane de Poitiers. The hidden sanctuary of a Parisian manor reveals a dignified library and a harmonious blend of antique and contemporary fabrics and sculptures. A grand salon with Versailles parquet is illuminated by a Louis XVI crystal and amethyst chandelier. Meticulously planned gardens beckon contemplation and dining tables replete with crystal and silver are a visual feast. From the architecture, garden designs, furniture, textiles, and art collections, these exclusive private homes are a rich source of interior design inspiration.

Past Perfect

Author : Richard Shapiro
ISBN : 9780847847402
Genre : Antiques in interior decoration
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The book focuses on Shapiro's two homes, which provide examples related to living with antiques, replicating the aura of antiquity, and the challenge of marrying centuries-old building materials with new construction. Shapiro shares ideas from his work as a designer as well as lessons learned from years of collecting and selling antiques and fine art.

Dream Of Venice Architecture

Author : JoAnn Locktov
ISBN : 0990772519
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Dream of Venice Architecture is a journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape. A cadre of architects and architectural writers explore the uncharacteristic elements that make Venice unique in the world. Often the first reaction to Venice is one of feeling overwhelmed by the astonishing beauty of her existence. Dream of Venice Architecture reveals the features that contribute to incredulity, from the mysterious sotoporteghi to the complexity of Carlo Scarpa's immaculate detailing. The book includes reveries from architects who have built in the city, been inspired by the city and share in the wonder.The introduction is by Richard Goy, the international authority on Venetian architecture. He bridges the chasm between the original muddy wilderness of the 5th century and the opulence of the built environment.The dramatic photographs are by the award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer Riccardo De Cal, who has focused his work on architects, architecture and restorations in the Veneto. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Bucharest Biennale, at the Milan Triennale, and film festivals in Lisbon, Cannes and Venice. A portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to Fondazione Querini Stampalia. Dream of Venice Architecture is a luminous book, which portrays Venice as a magnificent living city.

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