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Palazzo Colonna

Immagini nel tempo

Info
  • Edited by Daria Borghese
  • Contributors Fotografie di Massimo Listri
  • Size 24x33,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 292
  • Illustrations 239
  • Language English and Italian
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788842224716
  • Price € 60,00
Synopsis

The magnificence of Palazzo Colonna photographed by Massimo Listri

“The superb gallery, perhaps even more beautiful than that of Versailles, and filled with delightful pictures, is supported by immense columns of ancient yellow marble, which divide the gallery into two at the ends; the king's gallery is longer and more ornate, but it is also more august. It is quite a remarkable thing, and has almost no equal, not even in Rome; the ceiling depicts the victories of Don John of Austria and of Prince Colonna, commander of the Catholic armada, at the Battle of Lepanto; the walls are adorned with a large number of valuable paintings (...).” This was the how the erudite Charles de Brosses in the 18th century described the most sumptuous and imposing of the Roman palaces, inhabited for seven hundred years by the same family for which it is named.

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