Maria Luisa Beconcini Lucca’s towers, a common medieval architectural feature, became a representation of power and wealth, multiplying over the centuries until Lucca could count more than a hundred. The city’s towers stood as a symbol of the power of the commons over the noble families, and their bells punctuated the moments of everyday life […]
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di Francesco Giovannini The classic guide to Lucca by Francesco Giovannini is here published in an updated version and accompanied by a broad and unprecedented photographic campaign. The photos, the text will accompany the player through the streets and squares of the city to discover one of the many pearls of Tuscany.
di Marco Paoli Il volume si propone di fare chiarezza nella spinosa questione dell’iconografia di Ludovico Ariosto, basata, come è noto, su pochissimi ritratti certi, e alterata nel corso dei secoli dall’attribuzione della supposta fisionomia del poeta a ritratti che in realtà non lo raffigurano. Dopo la puntuale disamina della letteratura sull’argomento, divisa tra interventi di […]
by Gabriele Caproni and Cristoforo Feliciano Ravera An unforgettable trip. The places and symbols of an unforgettable land. A valley where time still flows with ancient rhythm. The precious photos of Gabriele Caproni with texts by Feliciano Ravera tell his revealing with kindness the secrets and hidden visuals. This collection, the result is an important […]
by Cora Koning and Saskia Pauwels What forms the genuine heritage of Lucca is what beauty we find disseminated all through the city’s architecture; is its hushed affability, that easygoing intimacy with history expressed and enhanced by the worship for floral decoration, by Lucca’s lasting tradition of love for the greenery, be it lawns or […]
edited by Clara Bianucci The book offers a selection of elaborate dishes based on the tastes of Giacomo Puccini, tastes and preferences that are found in various correspondence which he kept throughout their lives.
by John Jones This volume proposes a concise report of Lucca’s History and of it’s population from the origins up to the Second World War. It’s a History of Lucca written by an Englishman that uses a different standard than those of traditional stories, introducing essential moments, without leaving out small curiosities. Who may use […]
by Francesca Centurione Scotto Boschieri Pompeo Batoni (1708-1787), living during one of the most enlightened and complicated periods of European history – the 1700’s – becoming “the most celebrated Italian painter of his time”. He was born in Lucca, son of a goldsmith, in 1708, a year after the creation of Great Britain through the […]
by Daniele Rubboli This pleasant photo book takes us back to the life and the artistic experiences of Giacomo Puccini, passing though the locations that are part of his life. The book is structured in chapters, each of which is dedicated to the places of his existence. The result is not only an accurate biography, […]
Lucca, l’anfiteatro di carta by Taisuke Kuroda and Naoko Kuroda This book tells the story of Piazza Anfiteatro in Lucca, from the Roman origins to our days, and contains a cardboard model in 1:500 scale to build and keep. The model is a faithful reproduction that derives from the studies of Taisuke Kuroda, associate professor […]
Garfagnana shadow and light Circolo Fotocine Garfagnana Garfagnana told through evocative images of the Circle Fotocine Garfagnana.
The days of Barga by Gabriele Caproni Exclusively dedicated to the artistic and naturalistic beauties of Barga and it’s surroundings. The days of Barga is a photo book that creates a route between nature and one of the towns that have a more important load of history In the Lucca area. “Barga is a place […]
by Annalisa Mariani and Riccardo Mazzoni A creative book, with a distinguishing feature, the intent to guide the reader to the knowledge of this marvellous city. Spanning though the stories and the evocative sequence of photographs that lead to an exalting journey through art, culture and the flavours of this land. The volume suggests five […]
by Andrea Santoro With this volume Andrea Santoro proposes a presentation of the fortresses, the ruins and the castles of the Lucca and the Garfagnana, not from a merely historical point of view, but trying to enhance the better kept places, with a particular attention to the local folklore and their manifestations, that characterize this […]
edited by Andreas Prindl This volume presents an anthology dedicated to history, art and the music of the city of Lucca. Through a chronological course the city is revisited by important authors that have leaded us with their essays in this historical visit where the main stages are: Roman Lucca, Medieval Lucca, Renaissance Lucca, Lucca […]
by Tista Meschi The volume, almost a cahièr de vojage, presents Lucca and it’s countryside from an unusual point of view. Leaving out the usual and well known tourist locations, the author – artist tells of Lucca and mostly of its landscape, with unfamiliar places, on tracks not yet spoiled by daily tourists. The text […]
by Guglielmo Lera They say that there are seveen Devils Bridges in Italy, but only the one in borgo a Mozzano creates a circular light on the water below, in which the earth and the sky merge together. However small, this volume offers a great number of illustrations and legends that have always shed mistery […]
by Carla Geri Camporesi This book can be very useful for those housewives that make programmed invitations or that may have to deal with unexpected famished guests, starting from the direct experiences of the authoress. A complete ensemble of Tuscan recipes (starters, first courses, middle plates and main courses, salads, desserts, jams and sections dedicated […]
by Carla Geri Camporesi and Barbara Golini This book introduces 50 recipes linked to 50 still life colour reproductions of the Medici collections that are kept in the Uffizi Gallery deposits, in the Palatine Gallery and at the Medici’s Villa of Poggio Imperiale. So we can find “Prunes” by Bartolomeo bimbi, next to ” Chicken […]
by Renzo Menesini
by Edda Bresciani
by Roberta Martinelli and Giovanni Parmini