Italian Backgrounds

Cover of book Italian Backgrounds
Categories: Fiction » Classic

A non-fiction by Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer and designer. Published in 1905, this travel writing offers a detailed descriptions of the ancient countr


y, its landscapes, culture, people, paintings, murals, frescoes and sculpture. The book also contrasts European classic examples of buildings with American architectural innovations. Wharton expressed her distrust to impetuous striving of the Americans to introduce new technical improvements to the development of house-building architecture in the beginning of the twentieth century, complaining about the featureless modernity.

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