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Palazzo Montecitorio: The Art Nouveau Building
[In English & Italian]
Edited By Bruno Tobia
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
184 Pages, Illustrated, 9 1/2 x 12"
The second of two books devoted to
Palazzo di Montecitorio focuses on its
more recent history, which is closely
linked to the Italian Parliament. In his
designs for the interior, Ernesto Basile
used his taste as a designer rather than
an architect, achieving an overall result in
which the solemnity of the rooms blends
perfectly with the lightness of the
decoration and the detail.
Examples of this are the debating chambers,
the polychrome marble floors, the ceilings
and the furnishings, all of which Basile
supervised in detail, according to the
vogue of the period.
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