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Author Mackrell, Judith, author.

Title The unfinished palazzo : life, love and art in Venice : the stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim / Judith Mackrell.

Publication Info. New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    945.3 MAC    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    945.3 MAC    Available
Description 408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-397) and index.
Contents Luisa Casati: the living work of art -- Doris Castlerosse: the salonnière -- Peggy Guggenheim: the collector.
Summary Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in a gradual state of decay, the building was considered an eyesore. Yet in the early 20th century the Unfinished Palazzo's quality of fairytale abandonment, and its potential for transformation, were to attract and inspire three fascinating women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Each chose the Palazzo Venier as the stage on which to build her own world of art and imagination, surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, from d'Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono.
Subject Palazzo Venier dei Leoni (Venice, Italy)
Casati Stampa, Luisa, 1881-1957 -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Venice.
Castlerosse, Doris‏ 1900-1942‏ -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Venice.
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-1979 -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Venice.
Upper class women -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography.
Palaces -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Venice (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780500518663 (hardback)
0500518661 (hardback)

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