A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored (Hardback)Jean-Louis Remilleux (author)
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"A jewel of Baroque architecture, the Castelluccio Palace is the spotlight of a beautiful book retracing its history, its long restoration and its precious ornaments. These photographs reflect the Sicilian Golden Age." -Fanny Guenon des Mesnards, AD France
"This monograph is an invitation to visit the Palazzo Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio."-Italian Vogue
"A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored doesn't just pull back the curtain on the finished palace, it details the four-year-long process through an elaborate array of photos..." -Architectural Digest, and Yahoo
With its sun-drenched sands and Mediterranean waters, Sicily has been a favoured destination of travellers for centuries. History is alive on this island, from ancient accounts of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans; to the journals of wealthy young European men embarking on the Grand Tour. This book captures the sun-steeped aesthetic of the island, while detailing the restoration of one of its finest attractions: the Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio palace.
Marquis de Castelluccio was one of the last "servals" or "leopards" of Sicily - wealthy aristocrats who flooded the island with luxury. Following his death, his home fell to ruin. A half-century later, Jean-Louis Remilleux fell in love with this dilapidated 18th-century palace and made it his mission to restore it. Unveiled for the first time in this beautifully illustrated book, the Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio palazzo is one of the finest testaments to Sicilian architecture and art.
Today, lush green palm trees welcome you to the palace's imposing front facade. Frescoes, arabesques, masks, imitation marble, ceilings and wainscoting have all restored to their former glory, over decades of elaborate work. This book charts the restoration process and celebrates the astonishing end results. It contains an album's worth of photographs that capture the beauty of this palace beneath the Mediterranean sun.
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 1543 g
Dimensions: 297 x 225 mm
"This monograph is an invitation to visit the Palazzo Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio." - Italian Vogue
"The three-year restoration of the 18th-century Di Lorenzo del Castelluccio palace is documented in Remilleux's new book A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored (ACC Art Books, $55). The majority of the book is devoted to Mattia Aquila's photographs of the lovingly resurrected interiors, architecture and gardens, prefaced by "before" pictures of the rooms as Remilleux discovered them, still dignified despite their decay." - Amy Bradford, Architectural Digest Middle East
"A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored by Jean-Louis Remilleux (published by ACC Art Books) is a photographic journey documenting the splendour of the palace." - Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes
"In the new photo book "A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored", the French TV producer and presenter opens the gates to his recently completed, dreamlike estate in the small Sicilian town of Noto." - Von Marius Thies, AD Germany
"A Palace in Sicily: A Masterpiece Restored doesn't just pull back the curtain on the finished palace, it details the four-year-long process through an elaborate array of photos, starting with the installation of the towering palm trees on the palazzo's grand entrance that welcome guests." - Architectural Digest
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