By Jean Castex
Covering all areas of Italy―from Turin's Palace of work in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily―and all sessions of Italian architecture―from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica flats inbuilt Milan within the 1930s―this quantity examines over 70 of Italy's most vital architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but enticing sort, Jean Castex, professor of architectural historical past on the Versailles college of structure, describes the positive factors, capabilities, and historic significance of every constitution. along with idetifying place, kind, architects, and sessions of preliminary development and significant renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and old phrases defined within the Glossay and finish with an invaluable directory of extra info assets. the quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries by way of place, architectural variety, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, a close topic index, and a complete introductory evaluation of Italian architecture.
Entries hide significant architectural buildings in addition to smaller websites, together with every little thing from the well known dome of St. Peter's on the Vatican to the Fiat Lingotto Plant in Turin. perfect for faculty and highschool scholars, in addition to for normal readers, this complete examine the structure of Italy is an critical addition to each architectural reference collection.
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