eBook Architecture of Italy, 1st Edition

  • Jean Castex
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  • ISBN-10: 0313350876
  • ISBN-13: 9780313350870
  • DDC: 720.945
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 230 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Covering all regions of Italy from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily and all periods of Italian architecture from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in an authoritative yet engaging style, Jean Castex, professor of architectural history at the Versailles School of Architecture, describes the features, functions, and historical importance of each structure. Besides idetifying location, style, architects, and periods of initial construction and major renovations, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries also highlight architectural and historical terms explained in the Glossary and conclude with a useful listing of further information resources.