The Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim

The Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim
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The Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy GuggenheimThe Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy GuggenheimThe Unfinished Palazzo. Life, Love and Art in Venice. The stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim
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Judith Mackrell.

London. Thames & Hudson. 2017. First edition, second printing. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 408 pages. Colour frontispiece and 68 b&w text illustrations. 240 x 160mm (9 x 6"). .8kg. 9780500518663. English. Fine.

A fascinating story of three remarkable women of the twentieth century. Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim all lived, in turn, at the single-storey, "unfinished" Palazzo Venier in Venice. The palace provided for each an exquisite backdrop in which to host society and to conduct their artistic ventures. The book is laced with a supporting cast of twentieth century figures including D'Annunzio, Nijinsky, Noel Coward, Winston Churchill, Cecil Beaton, Max Ernst, Samuel Beckett, Jean Cocteau, Serge Diaghilev, Man Ray and Paul Poiret.