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 classes 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 crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but enticing kind, Jean Castex, professor of architectural heritage on the Versailles tuition of structure, describes the positive factors, capabilities, and historic significance of every constitution. in addition to idetifying position, type, architects, and classes of preliminary development and significant renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and historic phrases defined within the Glossay and finish with an invaluable directory of additional info assets. the amount additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries by way of position, architectural variety, and period of time, in addition to a normal bibliography, an in depth topic index, and a accomplished introductory review of Italian architecture.
Entries conceal significant architectural constructions 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. excellent for faculty and highschool scholars, in addition to for basic readers, this accomplished examine the structure of Italy is an fundamental addition to each architectural reference collection.
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