Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This volume reveals the beauty and history of one of the great Florentine villas, La Pietra, and the extraordinary Anglo-American family that restored it to its former glory and ultimately bequeathed it to New York University. The book tells the story of the Villa and the Acton family and includes a lively, insightful text by noted art historian A. Richard Turner, along with an elegant introductory essay by Cristina Acidini Luchinar, of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. The book brings to vibrant life the expatriate community in Florence in the Acton family members, including Sir Harold Acton, the aesthete, scholar, and legendary host; the Acton's restoration of the Villa's magnificent Renaissance garden; the remarkable art collection amassed by the Actons; and the making of La Pietra's new role as an international study and conference center.

Buy La Pietra book by A.Richard Turner from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9788885982628
ISBN-10: 888598262X
Format: Paperback
(7265mm x 7265mm x 7mm)
Pages: 83
Imprint: Fres-Edizioni Olivares
Publisher: Fres-Edizioni Olivares
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Italy


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pietra book by A.Richard Turner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - A.Richard Turner

A. Richard Turner is Paulette Goddard Professor Emeritus of Art and Humanities, New York Unversity.