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Italia : The Art of Living Italian Style

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For over two thousand years, Italy has been THE source of cultural and artistic inspiration for the rest of the world. The strong Italian sense of what is visually impressive and beautiful has created an architectural and decorative heritage of astonishing splendour and diversity. ITALIA: THE ART OF LIVING ITALIAN STYLE focuses on the most characteristic manifestations of Italian genius, examining the architecture, the interiors, the gardens and the decorative ornamentation that have forged Italy's reputation. With 300 specially commissioned photographs and a a series of evocative essays, Edmund Howard's celebrated book provides a new sense of the richness and variety of the Italian experience as well as being an invaluable visual reference book.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 15mm | 960g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 300 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753800195
  • 9780753800195

Table of contents

Introduction 1) Towns and Landscapes 2) Architecture 3) Interiors 4) Gardens 5) Details 6) Visitors Guide Bibliography Indexshow more

About Edmund Howard

The Hon. Edmund Bernard Carlo Howard, CMG, LVO, Commander of the Order of Merit (Italy) has an intimate knowledge of Italy which dates back to his childhood. where he often stayed with his Italian mother's family in Rome and with English relations in Portofino. After war service as an Intelligence Officer in Italy, Edmund Howard worked at the British Consulate in Turin, later at British Embassy in Rome before serving at the Consul-General in Genoa.show more