Texts by Gianni Guadalupi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Marzio Dall'Acqua
2002 / 216 PAGES.
Language: Italian edition
Famous as an example of Renaissance urban planning, steeped in history and home to a host of illustrious figures, the city amazes us with its beauty in these pages, just like it once captivated travellers taking the Grand Tour.
"Springing from an alliance between prince, ruling class and subjects, the beauty of Ferrara – the extraordinary and magical nature of a city where everything recalls the magnificence of the Estense family even after centuries – is revealed, page after page, in this volume.
Built between marshes and swamps, the city, mainly thanks to the Estense rule, was meant to redeem this indefinable series of lands and lagoons, captivating visitors from several eras.
Accompanied by texts by Gianni Guadalupi and Marzio Dall’Acqua, readers will discover the history and shape of the city. Additionally, Vittorio Sgarbi – born in Ferrara and a connoisseur of the local artistic expressions – has penned a brief history of the wonders of the city, revealing its most authentic and hidden centre.
Brief analyses of the most important monuments and places and a detailed iconographic apparatus complete the volume."