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Making Magnificence : Architects, Stuccatori, and the Eighteenth-Century Interior (Hardcover) (Christine

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This book tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, who took their prodigious skills as specialist decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, adorning classical architecture with their rich and fluent décor.  Their names are not widely known – Giuseppi Artari (c.1690–1771), Giovanni Battista Bagutti (1681–1755), and Francesco Vassalli (1701–1771) are a few – but their work transformed the interiors of magnificent buildings in Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, and Ireland.  Among the interiors highlighted in this deeply researched, beautifully illustrated volume are Palazzo Reale in Turin, Upper Belvedere in Vienna, St. Martin in the Fields in London, the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, Houghton Hall in Norfolk, and Carton House in Ireland.
Number of Pages: 316
Genre: Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Christine Casey
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 51994633
UPC: 9780300225778
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-1184
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