The Unfinished Palazzo

Product Number: D5946
Released: Jul 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528808316
Narrator(s): Julia Franklin
Publisher: W F Howes
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Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was left abandoned and unfinished. Yet in the early 20th century it attracted three fascinating women: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Luisa held parties as extravagant as Renaissance court operas. Doris hosted film stars and royalty at glittering gatherings. And for Peggy, the Palazzo served as a home for her exquisite collection of modern art.

Author(s): Judith Mackrell
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2018

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Author(s): Judith Mackrell
Narrator(s): Julia Franklin
Product Number MPCD3444
Released: Jul 01, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528808293
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Author(s): Judith Mackrell
Narrator(s): Julia Franklin
Product Number CX4484
Released: Jul 01, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528808286
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Author(s): Judith Mackrell
Narrator(s): Julia Franklin
Product Number TCM2462
Released: Jul 01, 2018
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528808309

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"Mackrell tells each life story vividly in turn, weaving an intricate history of these legendary characters and the Unfinished Palazzo that they all at different times called home. Judith Mackrell is a celebrated dance critic, writing first for the Independent and now for the Guardian. She has also appeared on television and radio, as well as writing on dance. Her biography of the Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova, Bloomsbury Ballerina, was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award."

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