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 in-built Milan within the 1930s―this quantity examines over 70 of Italy's most crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but enticing sort, Jean Castex, professor of architectural historical past on the Versailles institution of structure, describes the good points, services, and historic value of every constitution. along with idetifying place, 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 details assets. the quantity additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries via position, architectural sort, and period of time, in addition to a normal bibliography, a close topic index, and a entire introductory assessment of Italian architecture.
Entries disguise significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the well known dome of St. Peter's on the Vatican to the Fiat Lingotto Plant in Turin. perfect for school and highschool scholars, in addition to for common readers, this accomplished examine the structure of Italy is an vital addition to each architectural reference collection.
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