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 flats in-built Milan within the 1930s―this quantity examines over 70 of Italy's most vital architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative but attractive kind, Jean Castex, professor of architectural background on the Versailles institution of structure, describes the positive aspects, capabilities, and ancient value of every constitution. along with idetifying place, variety, architects, and classes of preliminary building and significant renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries additionally spotlight architectural and historic phrases defined within the Glossay and finish with an invaluable directory of extra info assets. the amount additionally deals ready-reference lists of entries via situation, architectural type, and period of time, in addition to a basic bibliography, an in depth topic index, and a complete introductory assessment of Italian architecture.
Entries hide significant architectural constructions in addition to smaller websites, together with every little 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 normal readers, this finished examine the structure of Italy is an crucial addition to each architectural reference collection.
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