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La Pietra: Florence, a Family and a Villa [Hardcover]

By A. Richard Turner (Author), L. Jay Oliva (Author) & Christina Acidini Luchinat (Author)
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This handsome, richly illustrated volume reveals the beauty and history of one of the great Florentine villas, La Pietra, and the extraordinary Anglo-American family that restored it to its former glory and ultimately bequeathed it to New York University. The book tells the story of the Villa and the Acton family in beautiful contemporary and modern photographs, and includes a lively, insightful text by noted art historian A. Richard Turner, along with an elegant introductory essay by Cristina Acidini Luchinat, of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. The book brings to vibrant life the expatriate community in Florence in the early part of the twentieth century; the lives of the Acton family members, including Sir Harold Acton, the aesthete, scholar and legendary host; the Actons' restoration of the Villa's magnificent Renaissance garden; the remarkable art collection amassed by the Actons; and the making of La Pietra's new role as an international study and conference center.



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Studio: NYU Press
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.1" Width: 11.1" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   2.91 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 2, 2002
Publisher   NYU Press
ISBN  8885982646  
ISBN13  9788885982642  


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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > European
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > United States
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > General
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Historic Preservation
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Reference



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A Beautiful Book About a Beautiful Place  May 23, 2009
This is a review about the hardcover cloth-bound edition, 2002, ISBN 8885982646.

The story about the birth, the decline, and the rebirth of La Pietra, a 15th century villa in Florence.

"This volume reveals the beauty and history of one of the great Florentine villas, La Pietra, and the extraordinary Anglo-American family that restored it to its former glory and ultimately bequeathed it to New York University...the restoration of the Villa's magnificent Renaissance garden; the remarkable art collection...."

A quality piece of work from New York University Press and Edizioni Olivares, large format, oblong hardback, 119 pp, in dustjacket. Two color linen with an inset color photo on heavy paper. Over a hundred color and black and white illustrations.
 

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