TUSCANY: Art & Architecture


TUSCANY: Art & Architecture

ANNE MUELLER VON DER HAEGEN    Book Number: 85307    Product format: Paperback

Originally the Etruscan homeland, Tuscany still impresses visitors with its cultural treasures, monasteries and historic cities and it was the home to Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Not to mention its exquisite wines and a vigorous modern cultural life, here is all the background to make a trip whether armchair or actual more pleasurable. Tuscan villas set amongst mighty trees and bubbling water, here is the cultural and artistic landscape of Tuscany in a beautiful compact and arty softback. It covers Massa, Carrara with a city map and an essay entitled A Bohemian and His World - Giacomo Puccini. There is a section on Lucca and an essay on the conflict between Guelphs and Ghibellines. The Duomo San Martino with its paintings. We move on to Pistoia and its coloured marble, Pescia, Collodi, Villa Celle and 20th century art in Tuscany. Prato, Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa, and other cities are covered with maps and all the famous palaces and churches picked out, what to spot where, beautiful artworks all reproduced in colour throughout this heavyweight guidebook-cum-artistic history book. 626pp in compact softback, packed with colour photos.
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ISBN 9783848003211
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