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Author Bedini, Gilberto.

Title The villas of Lucca / Gilberto Bedini ; photographs by Massimo Listri ; essays by Cristina Acidini, Enrico Colle, Marcello Fagiolo.

Published Mulgrave, Vic. : Images Publishing Group, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  724.52 BEDI GD10    AVAILABLE
 UniM Store  724.52 BEDI GD15    AVAILABLE
Physical description 303 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography.
Contents Natural Setting of the Villas of Lucca / Gilberto Bedini 11 -- Villas of Lucca in the Context of the European Garden / Marcello Fagiolo 21 -- Singular Charm of Life in a Villa / Cristina Acidini 33 -- Furnishings and Interior Decoration in Lucca in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century / Enrico Colle 41 -- On the first hills of Pizzorne 51 -- Villa Cenami 54 -- Villa Buonvisi, Oliva 58 -- Villa Diodati, Grabau 72 -- Villa Diodati, Petri 86 -- Villa Arnolfini, Contz 88 -- Villa Reale 90 -- Villa Guinigi, Pardini 114 -- Palazzina Chiariti, Pardini 115 -- Villa Compagni, Petrini 116 -- Villa del Vescovo, Meschi 122 -- Villa Spada 128 -- Villa Cenami, Mansi 130 -- Villa Mazzarosa 146 -- Villa Orsucci, Orlando 147 -- Villa Guinigi, Bruguier 148 -- Villa Santini Torrigiani 154 -- Villa Maionchi 168 -- Villa Vincenzini 170 -- Villa - Fattoria (Farmhouse) in Fubbiano 171 -- From the Serchio to the hills leading to the sea 173 -- Villa Parensi Mansi 176 -- Villa Benassai, Sardi (ai Tre Cancelli) 177 -- Villa La Maolina 178 -- Villa Paolina 184 -- Villa Fontana 194 -- Villa Regis 195 -- Villa Sardi, Tronci 196 -- Villa Bellosguardo 204 -- Villa Forci, Buonvisi Hunting Lodge 210 -- Villa Guinigi, Bigongiari 216 -- Villa Bernardini Mansi 217 -- Hills of Lucca and the compitese area 219 -- Villa Saminiati, Zambaldi 222 -- Villa Bendinelli, Barsotti Verzani 224 -- Villa Burlamacchi, Rossi 230 -- Villa De Notter 246 -- Villa Rinaldi, Nardi 250 -- Villa Micheli, Vignocchi 256 -- Villa "La Principessa" 260 -- Villa Talenti, Cecchini 264 -- Villa Antognoli, Lazzareschi 265 -- Villa Balbani, Di Puccio 266 -- Villa Bernardini 270 -- Villa Petri 276 -- Villa Minutoli - Tegrimi 282 -- Villa Controni 286 -- Villa Mansi, Masini 288 -- Villa Busdraghi, Guerrieri 290 -- Villa Massei Cohen - Gervais 294.
Summary This book presents an outstanding survey of the exceptional cultural context of the villas of Lucca. These stately homes are characterised by their unique artistic heritage and landscape of international interest.
Photographer Massimo Listri focuses not only on panoramic views but unusual details as well, providing a comprehensive depiction of the various themes discussed: the architecture of the palazzi and their surrounding gardens, and the glorious interior decoration and accompanying furnishings.
A wealth of images accompanies the reader on a journey through the vast hill country in the environs of Lucca, conducted by editor Gilberto Bedini, who examines the different themes and geographical areas with specific attention to the landscape.
Marcello Fagiolo introduces us to the world of "pleasure gardens", examining in depth their cultural ties with the major European capitals and analysing the relationship between the architects and architecture of the villas and gardens.
Cristina Acidini reflects on the tranquil use of the villa and the particular charm of country life, by brilliantly citing the observations of illustrious guests who, with a touch of international worldliness, have witnessed this lifestyle.
Enrico Colle takes us into the intimacy of the rooms, carefully analysing the decorations and furnishings that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. More than fifty villas are lavishly documented with superb photographs and accompanying individual descriptive texts that provide analytical in-depth reading.
Other author Listri, Massimo.
Acidini Luchinat, Cristina, 1951-
Fagiolo, Marcello, 1941-
Colle, Enrico.
Subject Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy -- Lucca.
Interior decoration -- Italy -- Lucca.
Architecture, Italian.
Architecture -- Italy -- Lucca.
Landscape gardening -- Italy -- Lucca.
ISBN 192074472X