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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 residences in-built Milan within the 1930s―this quantity examines over 70 of Italy's most crucial architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but attractive variety, Jean Castex, professor of architectural background on the Versailles institution of structure, describes the gains, capabilities, and historic value of every constitution. along with idetifying place, kind, architects, and classes of preliminary development 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 details assets. the quantity additionally bargains ready-reference lists of entries through place, architectural kind, and period of time, in addition to a common bibliography, an in depth topic index, and a finished introductory evaluation of Italian architecture.

Entries disguise significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every thing from the well known dome of St. Peter's on the Vatican to the Fiat Lingotto Plant in Turin. perfect for school and highschool scholars, in addition to for common readers, this accomplished examine the structure of Italy is an necessary addition to each architectural reference collection.

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