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Frescoes of the Veneto presents the finest examples of Venices fresco cycles and takes the reader on an expertly guided, superbly photographed tour of the remarkable residences in which they appear.
The book chronicles the changing tastes and interests of both patrons and painters over the course of the centuries, from the complex allegories depicted in some of the creations of Paolo Veronese, to the Berniniesque exuberance of Louis Dorignys Baroque masterpieces, to the fanciful images of distant worlds in the work of Andrea Urbani, to Giambattista Tiepolos powerful visual narration of literary tales.
In addition to these renowned artists, the book reveals the extraordinary achievements of many lesser-known painters, among them Giambattista Zelotti, Giovanni Antonio Fasolo and Ludovico Pozzoserrato in the 16th century.
Distinguished art historians Filippo Pedrocco, Massimo Favilla and Ruggero Rugolo skilfully interweave the explanation of the frescoes iconography with a lively account of the families who commissioned these monumental art works.
The photographs specially commissioned for this volume make it possible to explore not only the most well known and visited palaces and villas in the Veneto, such as the Palazzo Labia and the Ca Rezzonico, but also many that are closed to the public and have never been photographed before.
Complete with a thorough bibliography and a map showing the location of all the featured residences, this unprecedented, exceptionally beautiful volume will be irresistible to lovers of Italian art and architecture, and aficionados of the Veneto alike.
Language: English , Italian
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 2nd February 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 32.5 x 27.0 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 3.93
Edition Number: 1