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 crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but enticing variety, Jean Castex, professor of architectural historical past on the Versailles university of structure, describes the positive factors, capabilities, and ancient significance of every constitution. in addition to idetifying situation, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary building 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 additional info assets. the quantity additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries via situation, architectural type, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, a close topic index, and a finished introductory evaluate of Italian architecture.
Entries disguise 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. excellent for school and highschool scholars, in addition to for normal readers, this finished examine the structure of Italy is an imperative addition to each architectural reference collection.
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