Four centuries of history become animated through a sumptuous and original European tour, which sheds light on its sovereigns and their splendor.
To illustrate this ambitious undertaking, seven hundred exceptional works of art—portraits, sculptures, furniture, porcelain, silver and gold, costumes and jewelry—taken from royal collections and prestigious institutions, enable the reader to discover the lives, roles, and passions of these individuals and couples, as well as their time and accomplishments in the fields of the arts, history and science.
This hardcover book measures 9 3/10 inches in width by 1½ inches in depth by 11½ inches in height. Published March 2012.
Founded in 1929, this venerable Italian book publisher is an authority in the world of haute couture, art, architecture, interior design, and gastronomy. Rizzoli’s lavishly illustrated books, which focus on fashion, food and home, are the ne plus ultra of coffee-table trophies. Enrich your life — and your library — with these treasured tomes.