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Italian Hilltowns Norman F. Carver

Italian Hilltowns

Norman F. Carver

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ISBN : 9780932076007
Hardcover
224 pages
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The remarkable photographs in this book document what may be the most influential towns in history - towns that have beguiled travelers, architects and painters for centuries - towns so humane that the are the standard against which other cities inMoreThe remarkable photographs in this book document what may be the most influential towns in history - towns that have beguiled travelers, architects and painters for centuries - towns so humane that the are the standard against which other cities in the modern world are now measured. The book covers all regions of Italy, with particular emphasis on little-known places where we can still glimpse a way of life and an atmosphere hardly changed in hundreds of years. These photographs may be among the last records of this important period in urban history, as many of the towns are now increasingly abandoned or ravaged by change.Drawing on his experience in many parts of the world, the author first examines the significance of folk architecture in general and its implications for a modern urbanized world. He then demonstreates this significance with perceptive photographs and commentary as he explores the integration of architecture, man and landscape in the Italian hilltown.A new, expanded edition, this volume includes computer enhanced images including 40 new photographs, some in color.