Photograhs by MARIO CIAMPI

HARDCOVER / 304 pages
9-5/8 x 12-3/4 inches / 24.5 x 32.5 cm
205 color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-905216-18-5

• This book includes certain cornerstones of the history of Italian interior design
• The book includes illustrative essays by the art historian Roberto Valeriani
• Will appeal to lovers of Italian art

US $ 95


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Antiques in Italian Interiors, Volume II presents a collection of extravagant Italian interiors that house marvelous collections of artwork and antiques. Following the success of the previous volume in the series (published by Verba Volant in 2005), this new book will open the doors to more private residences belonging to merchant princes, collectors, and royalty. The fifteen interiors selected by art historian Roberto Valeriani and architectural photographer Mario Ciampi are located throughout the Italian peninsula. In the capital city the Galleria Colonna, with its opulent halls and salons, contains a celebrated art collection that belongs to a prestigious Roman family. Embellished with frescos dating from the seventeenth century, the princely Baroque interiors boast masterpieces from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. The book passes from one famous palace to another, from the affluence of papal Rome to the opulence of Catania where Palazzo Biscari, the oldest Baroque palace in Sicily, was the one of the settings for Goethe’s Italian Journey. The rich style and ambience of the interiors in this volume demonstrates the full power of the elegance that can only be achieved by arranging precious artwork and antiques in spectacular interiors with classic Italian style.



MARIO CIAMPI has been an architectural photographer for more than twenty-five years and his work has appeared in numerous magazines worldwide, and in particular, Casa Vogue and Architectural Digest


ROBERTO VALERIANI is an art historian who teached History of Interior Design at the Facoltà di Architettura di Valle Giulia in Rome.