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The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice

The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice (Paperback)

By Mackrell, Judith

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Abandoned unfinished and left to rot on Venice's Grand Canal, `il palazzo non finito' was once an unloved guest among the aristocrats of Venetian architecture. Yet in the 20th century it played host to three passionate and unconventional women who would take the city by storm. Th...e staggeringly wealthy Marchesa Luisa Casati made her new home a belle epoque aesthete's fantasy and herself a living work of art; notorious British socialite Doris Castlerosse (nee Delevingne) welcomed film stars and royalty to glittering parties between the wars; and American heiress Peggy Guggenheim amassed an exquisite collection of modern art, which today draws visitors from around the world. Each in turn used the Unfinished Palazzo as a stage on which to re-fashion her life, with a dazzling supporting cast ranging from D'Annunzio and Nijinsky, through Noel Coward, Winston Churchill and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono. Individually sensational and collectively remarkable, these stories of modern Venice tell us much about the ways women chose to live in the 20th century.
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ISBN 9780500294437
Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780500294437
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Released 1 Aug 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Mackrell, Judith
Category Architecture
Number of Pages 408
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 720.945311
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade

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