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This beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes, and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries. The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, due to the author's long friendships with the owners of these great houses. Offering an inside view of a highly refined way of life, "Private Splendor" reveals the secrets that kept these homes in private hands. The houses include Seville's Casa de Pilatos, owned by Spain's most illustrious grandee; Harewood House in Yorkshire, owned by a cousin of Queen Elizabeth; Germany's Schloss Regensburg, occupied by the flamboyant Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis; and the Palazzo Sachetti near Vatican City, whose enormous Sala dei Mapi is entirely frescoed by Francesco Salviati (15101563).

About the Author

Alberto Manguel is the author of The Dictionary of Imaginary Places and several other books, including two novels. He lives in France. Marc Walter is a photographer and graphic designer. His recent books include Dream Palaces. He lives in Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865651708
Author:
Gregory, Alexis
Publisher:
Vendome Press
Photographer:
Walter, Marc
Author:
Walter, Marc
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
International Architecture - European
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Interior Design; art
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Historic Preservation - General
Subject:
Nobility -- Europe.
Subject:
Palaces -- Europe.
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 full-color illustrations, 208 pages,
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9.5 x 1 in 3.92 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Historic Preservation » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Home and Garden » Interior Design » International Style

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