Texts by Giovan Pietro Bellori, Caterina Napoleone, Gianni Guadalupi, Michel Hochmann
2000 / 180 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: Italian, French
The Farnese magnificence and the history of the ascent of a family representing feudal and aristocratic Italy, within the walls of one of the most significant monuments of the Italian Renaissance.
Today the seat of the French Embassy, Palazzo Farnese is a magnificent architectural testament to the Roman Renaissance, while its décor triumphantly inaugurates the Baroque style with the stunning gallery frescoed by Annibale Carracci. Still today, the building’s incredible size, the great artists who contributed to its construction and decoration, its influence on the development of Roman architecture recall the power of the family who owned it. The volume reveals the wonders of this vast residence in an attempt to recall the past aspect of the building in the eyes of those who visited it and, for the very first time, opening up the previously inaccessible and unknown 19th-century halls.