Search Results for the-unfinished-palazzo

"A breathtaking social portrait, peeling the glitter from privileged lives even as it fleshes out the spectacle they created." --The Washington Post

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500294569

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 167

DOWNLOAD & READ
The story of Venice's "Unfinished Palazzo"-- told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating residents: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim
2018-09-11 By Judith Mackrell

The story of Venice's "Unfinished Palazzo"-- told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate, and fascinating residents: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500518661

Category:

Page: 408

View: 759

DOWNLOAD & READ
Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in a gradual state of decay, the building was considered an eyesore. Yet in the early 20th century the Unfinished Palazzo's quality of fairytale abandonment, and its potential for transformation, were to attract and inspire three fascinating women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Each chose the Palazzo Venier as the stage on which to build her own world of art and imagination, surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, from d'Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono. Luisa turned her home into an aesthete's fantasy where she hosted parties as extravagant and decadent as Renaissance court operas - spending small fortunes on her own costumes in her quest to become a 'living work of art' and muse to the artists of the late belle �poque and early modernist eras. Doris strove to make her mark in London and Venice during the glamorous, hedonistic interwar years, hosting film stars and royalty at glittering parties. In the postwar years, Peggy turned the Palazzo into a model of modernist simplicity that served as a home for her exquisite collection of modern art that today draws tourists and art-lovers from around the world. Mackrell tells each life story vividly in turn, weaving an intricate history of these legendary characters and the Unfinished Palazzo that they all at different times called home.
2017-05-31 By Judith Mackrell

Judith Mackrell brings to life the history of Venice’s mysterious and idiosyncratic Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, “the Unfinished Palazzo,” through the lives of three of its most eccentric, passionate, and rule-breaking residents—Luisa ...

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher: Regan Arts.

ISBN: 1941393454

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 168

DOWNLOAD & READ
Judith Mackrell brings to life the history of Venice’s mysterious and idiosyncratic Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, “the Unfinished Palazzo,” through the lives of three of its most eccentric, passionate, and rule-breaking residents—Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse, and Peggy Guggenheim. Venice, 1750: The powerful Venier family commissions a beautiful palazzo on the Grand Canal, one they intend to cast a shadow on every other domestic building on its stretch of the canal. Yet the Republic of Venice—and the Venier family’s fortune—began to wane and the project was abandoned, with only one story completed. Luisa Casati. Doris Castlerosse. Peggy Guggenheim. These three women inhabited the Palazzo at different periods, from the start of the twentieth century to the 1960s. Each came from a different country—an Italian, a Brit, and an American—but they had a surprising amount in common, above and beyond their ownership of the same extraordinary building. Amongst other things, all of them had scandalous lives, a passionate interest in art (although in the case of Luisa Casati, the subject had almost invariably to be herself), a fascination with sex, and a deep love of Venice. And, all surrounded themselves with and amazing supporting cast at so many glamorous parties, from D’Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono amongst the Picassos. Mackrell weaves an intricate history of the Unfinished Palazzo, bringing it—and its legendary inhabitants—to life.
2017-04-04 By Judith Mackrell

Published in conjuction with an exhibition commemorating the centennial of one of the pair's greatest accomplishments-the Stoclet Palace in Brussels-this book centers on the collaboration as a means of exploring the modernist movement at ...

Author: Agnes Husslein-Arco

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 3791351494

Category: Art

Page: 331

View: 246

DOWNLOAD & READ
A century after its genesis, one of the most successful collaborations in the history of art is celebrated through stunning reproductions, historic photographs, and informative essays. The birth of the Vienna Secession was brought about by collaboration among numerous painters, sculptors, and architects, including Gustav Klimt and Josef Hoffmann. For more than twenty years these pioneering figures mutually influenced each other as they created lasting monuments to the principles of artistic freedom. Published in conjuction with an exhibition commemorating the centennial of one of the pair's greatest accomplishments-the Stoclet Palace in Brussels-this book centers on the collaboration as a means of exploring the modernist movement at the turn of the century. Essays on Hoffmann's designs for the 1900 Paris World's Fair; the creation of the iconic Ver Sacrum building; the 1909 Internationale Kunstschau exhibition; and the history of the Stoclet Palace trace the rise of one of Europe's most fertile artistic eras. Readers will also learn about the role played by other prominent artists such as George Minne, Fernand Khnopff, Jan Toorop, and Frank Brangwyn as they explore the interplay of ideas that marked this important moment in western art.

The interior of the unfinished Palazzo Pretorio , begun in 1349 , is no less interesting . The existing three - storey building is almost square in plan . The height of the second storey is such that a further floor could be inserted at ...

Author: John White

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300055854

Category: Art

Page: 684

View: 331

DOWNLOAD & READ
The 14th century in Italian art is a very rich one, and Professor White's book gives architecture equal weight with painting and sculpture. The story of the Gothic style and the prehistory of the Renaissance is given: all the facts are related, but also the works of art are described with insight and for their own sakes, and not simply as data for fitting into schemes and theories. Among the great names are those of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Pisani, Cavallini, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti; among the buildings S. Croce, S. Maria Novella, the cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the cathedrals of Siena, Orvieto, and Milan, as well as churches, castles, and civic buildings from the Val d'Aosta to Sicily. The third edition of this work includes colour illustrations and incorporates textual revisions and an updated bibliography.
1993-01-01 By John White

When the Marini was installed , the palazzo was Guggenheim's private home . ... started in 1748 for the patrician Venier family but left unfinished and known as the palazzo non compiuto , the “ unfinished palazzo .

Author: Martin Garrett

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 1902669290

Category: Popular culture

Page: 243

View: 627

DOWNLOAD & READ
Martin Garrett explores the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Venice and the islands of the lagoon. Looking at the legacy of the city's Jewish, Greek, Slav and Armenian minorities, he recalls the exploits of such legendary figures as Casanova and Byron. He also assesses the successful struggle to preserve the city in the face of flood and corruption, and its important modern role as host of the Biennale and film festival.MARTIN GARRETT is the author of literary companions to Italy and Greece, and has written or edited a number of works on Renaissance and nineteenth-century writers, including Sidney, Byron and the Brownings
2001 By Martin Garrett

He lived in the unfinished palazzo for more than three years ( 1519–24 ) from where he took part in two papal conclaves . He was forced to write to Wolsey for money to put the place in good repair . His family continued to own it until ...

Author: Judith F. Champ

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852443730

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 681

DOWNLOAD & READ
This fascinating narrative of English pilgrims and pilgrimages to Rome from Saxon times to the present day acts as a packed gazetteer of the material trqaces of the English in Rome, enabling the reader to track their presence through the city's monuments, churches and palazzi, and to use the stones and inscriptions of Rome and its environs to recover a sometimes forgotten but enlightening story. Judith Champ teaches Church History at Oscott College, Birmingham.
2000 By Judith F. Champ

Back in the unfinished Palazzo Pitti, the leaders of the Party of the Hill learned that their ambush had failed and were thrown into disarray by the news that Piero the Gouty was safely ensconced in the Palazzo Medici, surrounded by ...

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786498731

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 377

DOWNLOAD & READ
Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which completely revolutionized Western civilization. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visibly change in a striking fashion. Likewise, the thought and self-conception of humanity would take on a completely different aspect. Sciences would be born - or emerge in an entirely new guise. In this sweeping 400-year history, Paul Strathern reveals how, and why, these new ideas which formed the Renaissance began, and flourished, in the city of Florence. Just as central and northern Germany gave birth to the Reformation, Britain was a driver of the Industrial Revolution and Silicon Valley shaped the digital age, so too, Strathern argues, did Florence play a similarly unique and transformative role in the Renaissance. While vividly bringing to life the city and a vast cast of characters - including Dante, Botticelli, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo - Strathern shows how these great Florentines forever altered Europe and the Western world.
2021-04-01 By Paul Strathern

Garden of the unfinished Palazzo Venier (G. C. 222). N.B.—The calle turns (L). 18. (R) FONDAMENTA VENIER. (a) (L, across the rio) Palazzo Zorzi, Fondamenta Zorzi, No. 372.—This branch of the Zorzi became extinct at the death of ...

Author: Hugh A. Douglas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447486091

Category: Travel

Page: 504

View: 706

DOWNLOAD & READ
This early work on Venice is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a travel guide to the sights of interest and Grand Canal routes through the city of Venice. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of Venice. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
2013-04-16 By Hugh A. Douglas

PALAZZI IN VERONA Sanmicheli's palazzo facades recall the scheme of Bramantc's Palazzo Caprini. In Rome itself, the scheme had disappeared as early as Raphael's Palazzo Branconio dall' Aquila, but the terrafcrma and Venice continued the ...

Author: Wolfgang Lotz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300064698

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 193

DOWNLOAD & READ
This classic work presents a stimulating survey of the most exciting and innovative period in the history of architecture. Lotz also goes beyond the more familiar locations, architects and buildings to conquer less well-known territories, exploring Piedmont and Vitozzi and ending with a study of bizzarrie.
1995-01-01 By Wolfgang Lotz