Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza

By: Daniela Guerrieri [Text]

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This book is a collection of beautiful images from three skillfull photographers of the castles of Parma and Piancenza. "The Duchy of Parma and the Duchy of Piacenza were defined right from the Longobard era but the ruling dukes were always foreign. The two duchies were finally united under the single rod of order held by the Visconti family, Piacenza in 1335 and Parma in 1346, thus following the fate of first dictated by Milan, and then by the papacy. Castles therefore were both a dream and a failure. They bore witness to conflicts between local feudal lords hoping to affirm an impossible supremacy, playing with all the cards that ruthless and courageous men could put on the table: audacity, alliances, matrimony, relationships, hazardous adventures, quick and easy accumulation of wealth, no strategy was excluded. This volume presents each one {castle} with a brief description and rich images to illustrate how each castle has its own unique form, built with wisdom, elegance and taste, because apart from the strategic aspects which led to its creation and fortification, the symbolic value each castle had was linked to the feudal lord's family, the territory and its own particular traditions. Each heir felt he was under an obligation to modernise keeping these statements of elegance and taste, while still leaving the mark of his own era. " Italian and English text. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3. 280 pages. Illustrator: Giancarlo Bertuzzi,Nicoletta Perazzoli, Renzo Marchionni [Photographs]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Architecture; Architecture. Inventory No: 232782. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover

Title: Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza

Author Name: Daniela Guerrieri [Text]

Illustrator: Giancarlo Bertuzzi,Nicoletta Perazzoli, Renzo Marchionni [Photographs]

Categories: Architecture, History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NLF: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3

Seller ID: 232782

Keywords: BZDB43 History, Rare History; Architecture; Architecture. Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza Daniela Guerrieri Text Hardcover,