Thursday, March 12, 2009

Italian Villas and Their Gardens

By Edith Wharton, Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, this book from the period in which Vizcaya was built festures what renowned author Edith Wharton considered to be the most outstanding Italian villas. Many of the villas that served as inspiration for Vizcaya are evocatively described in Wharton’s text and Parrish’s images.
This is the original 1904 edition, a Classical America Series in Art and Architecture. A wonderful addition to the Museum Book store.

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