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Frescoes of the Veneto: Venetian Palaces and Villas

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Soon after Giorgione introduced the fresco to Venice in the early sixteenth-century, Venetian noble families began to commission the greatest masters of European painting to create grand fresco cycles for the interiors of their city palaces and their splendid villas on the mainland. This superbly photographed volume celebrates one of these frescoes, among the supreme achievements of Italian art and culture, providing an expertly guided tour of the beautiful residences in which these frescoes appear.
From complex allegories to Baroque masterpieces to fanciful distant worlds, Frescoes of the Veneto explores the changing nature of this tradition over the course of three centuries and features work by both major artists such as Andrea Urbani and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as by lesser-known painters such as Giovanni Antonio Fasolo, Luca Ferrari da Reggio and Jacopo Guarana. This splendid volume will be irresistible to lovers of Italian art and architecture and aficionados of the Veneto alike.
 “A gorgeous production!” ~ Art Times

“Dazzling artwork.” ~ Entertainment Weekly


“Sumptuous photography.” ~ The Globe and Mail: Books

About the Author

Filippo Pedrocco, a Venetian art historian, is director of the Ca Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice. He is the author of many monographs and catalogues on important figures in Venetian art from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

Massimo Favilla has taught urban and regional planning at the Università IUAV in Venice and now teaches the history of art criticism at the Università Ca Foscari.

Ruggero Rugolo has taught the history of modern art at the Università Ca Foscari. He works in the editorial offices of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice.

Luca Sassi is a photographer and a publisher of art, architecture, and photography books.

Product Details

Vendome Press
Mural painting and decoration, Italian
Sassi, Luca
Rugolo, Ruggero
Favilla, Massimo
Pedrocco, Filippo
Sassi, Luca
Techniques - General
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
430 full-color illustrations
13 x 11 x 1.7 in 8.34 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Baroque and Rococo
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Miscellaneous Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Technique
Travel » General

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