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Restoring a House in Tuscany

Author : Anne M. Bauer
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 2875500589

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A hands-on account of buying and restoring a house in Italy. Written by Anne M. Bauer, a Norwegian diplomat who has worked with the UN in New York, with UNESCO and its Cultural Heritage list in Paris and the FAO in Rome. Mrs Bauer now lives part of the year in her restored farmhouse in Tuscany. She has assisted others in interior decorating and restoring houses in Italy and she has acquired extensive insight in what it takes to buy and restore in Italy, the craftsmen needed, the legal framework and the aesthetic issues involved. Her unique coffee table book, finished in real linen, illuminates the history and traditions of Italian farmhouses and the captivating countryside in which they are situated. This new publication emphasises the importance of cultural heritage by highlighting architectural details, local customs, ... Mrs Bauer shows how old, deserted farmhouses can be turned into modern, comfortable homes without losing their original character. She also introduces garden ideas with low maintenance plants, outdoor spaces and swimming pools integrated into the landscape.

Restoring a Home in Italy

Author : Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
Publisher : Artisan Books
Page : 342 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2001-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1579651720

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This text examines 22 restored homes in Italy. Owners and designers share anecdotes about their experiences with local artisans, vendors, and bureaucracy, while offering real-world advice on the tactics of restoring a house in a foreign country.

A Tuscan Adventure

Author : Charlotte Horton
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780847869541

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The fascinating story behind the revival of an ancient Italian castle and its enduring way of life. When Charlotte Horton and her family of British bohemians discovered an abandoned Tuscan castle, little did they know that they would transform it into a vibrant, modern locale. Nestled in the rugged terrain of Mount Amiata, Castello di Potentino was a dilapidated mess: roofs had collapsed and there was no plumbing or electricity. Following the arduous process of purchasing it from 24 different owners, they set to work renovating the 11th-century structure. In this enthralling account of ravamping the castello into a contemporary ode to Italian tradition, photographs by the late British fashion photographer Michael Woolley showcase the property, while Charlotte’s text dives into the renovation and life at Potentino. From a dramatic vaulted entrance hall to a starry ceiling mural, the interiors are bound to delight. Readers also learn about technical details, such as recycling materials, painting, and bureaucratic paperwork. A chapter dedicated to the land—complete with a vineyard and olive groves—displays Charlotte’s philosophy of self-sufficiency. This book is a must-have for those interested in Italian architecture and the Tuscan lifestyle, or anyone with the dream of restoring a castle in Tuscany.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Author : Frances Mayes
Publisher : Crown
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2003-08-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780767917452

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane—now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword “This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today For more Frances Mayes, including a tour of her now iconic Cortona home, Bramasole, watch PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! More than twenty years ago, Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned Tuscan villa called Bramasole. Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys—whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savoring one of the book’s dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes’s signature evocative, sensory language. Now with a new afterword from Frances Mayes, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Under the Tuscan Sun revisits the book’s most popular characters.

Tuscan Spaces

Author : Silvia M. Ross
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2010-05-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781442698925

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Tuscan Spaces by Silvia M. Ross Pdf

An important locus for English-speaking writers, the region of Tuscany is also well represented in the Italian literary canon. In Tuscan Spaces, Silvia Ross focuses on constructions of Tuscany in twentieth-century Italian literature and juxtaposes them with English prose works by such authors as E.M. Forster and Frances Mayes to expose the complexity of literary representation centred on a single milieu. Ross uses the works of writers such as Federigo Tozzi, Aldo Palazzeschi, Vasco Pratolini, and Elena Gianini Belotti, to seek out alternative visions of Tuscan space and emphasizes that each author fashions the region in a manner which reflects their personal poetics, background, and experiences. Theories of cultural geography, space, travel, and narrative contribute to Ross's consideration of the dualisms commonly employed in writings about Tuscany, such as country/city, nature/culture, female/male, and self/other, all of which are in turn affected by her interrogation of the local/foreign opposition that underlies the study as a whole.

Italian Rustic

Author : Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
Publisher : Artisan Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 1579653642

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A celebration of Tuscan farmhouse style, with practical advice on how to bring the look home. For anyone who has ever dreamed of living under the Tuscan sun, Italian Rustic is the next best thing--a step-by-step guide to recreating the romance and appeal of the weathered Italian farmhouse. This nuts-and-bolts guide to building Italian-style walks the reader through all the elements that make the rustic Italian home so unique, from the hand-laid stone walls to the artisanal stucco wall finishes. Author Elizabeth Minchilli, an American design writer based in Rome and Tuscany, received dozens of questions from readers after publishing her last book, Artisan's Restoring a Home in Italy. The queries went beyond the usual searches for fabric and couches. "People were hungry to know how terra-cotta tiles were laid, or how fireplaces were built," she says. Italian Rustic, researched with the help of her Italian architect husband, is the user-friendly result: a book that explains, in clear text accompanied by photographs and drawings, how to lay a tile floor a la Italiana, or add a Tuscan-style pergola to any garden. With more than 300 stunning photographs shot on location in Tuscany and Umbria, the book contains profiles of local artisans, engaging text on how the farmhouse style evolved, and targeted advice on how Americans can find Italian-style building materials and craftsmen close to home. This essential sourcebook will appeal to anyone building an addition or an entire house from scratch, or for homeowners who want to add just a touch of Italian style to their houses.

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany

Author : Lonely Planet,Nicola Williams,Virginia Maxwell
Publisher : Lonely Planet
Page : 626 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2018-01-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781787011939

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Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany by Lonely Planet,Nicola Williams,Virginia Maxwell Pdf

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience art-lover heaven at the Uffizi Gallery, tempt your taste buds on a food tour, or climb San Gimignano's medieval towers; all with your trusted travel companion.

Ah! Tuscany

Author : Don McPherson
Publisher : Ah! Tuscany
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2006-11-03
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781598007671

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AUTHORs REVIEW and COMMENTS on Ah! Tuscany : the Enlightenment of an ExpatraiteFive years ago my wife - Silvia - and I purchased a condominium in San Gimignano. This book is my story of what followed. Unlike most books, there is no obvious story line throughout - and this presented me with the challenge of leaving the reader with what at the end coalesces into a complete story. There are however, two shorter story lines. The first is: locating, purchasing, improving, and furnishing an apartment near San Gimignano and the second - woven throughtout the book - concerns obtaining our permission to live in Italy, official residency, car ownership and registration, Carta di Soggiorno, citizenship, and documents for a stolen car.Otherwise the book is a mosaic of personal experiences and observations that encompass our living experience and in the end it becomes clear that the real story is about getting to know the customs and people sufficiently that we felt truly at home in San Gimignano. For example, I describe shops, restaurants, a visit to the mayors office, the grape harvest and wine making, olive harvest and mushroom hunt and interactions with workmen (our artisans). I take the reader traveling to Volterra, Florence, Siena, Certaldo and Poggibonsi and Tuscan villages. We go cycling, take country walks and become acquainted with ancient books, the art scene, sunsets and winter in San Gimignano. I describe money laundering, medical sevices, doctor visits, pharmacies and the payment or avoidance of taxes. We learn several difficult lessons concerning government-controlled services: utilities, banks, telephone, post, computer connection, water and traffic violations. We learn the importance of notaries and town registrar (anagrafe), I make observations on politics, TV, strikes and the press, on All Saints Day, barbers, how a condominium functions, and festivals. During the entire process, we develop valued friendships and transition from outsiders to residents who truly belong to San Gimignano.There is a separate chapter on the special issue of Tuscan Way of Life, [the strange dichotomy of aggressive governance vs beautiful life style and wonderfully warm, friendly people] and another on the history of San Gimignano.My Target Audience comprises two groups: those who enjoy reading about life in Italy particularly Tuscany - and those adventurers who are either considering living in Italy or actually doing so. Both groups, and indeed all readers who enjoy travel will be entertained by many humorous and sometimes hilarious events surrounding the mysterious bureaucratic machinations of government, while those thinking of living there may better prepare themselves for the adventure. But all readers are sure to enjoy the pleasures of Tuscan friendliness, culture and customs.The living of this story has been an experience of a lifetime. From friends and unknown readers alike, I receive reports of pleasure, enjoyment and amazement. I therefore recommend the book to you and wish that many more will decide to share in my story.Don McPhersonclick to get published: http://outskirtspress.com/cgi/agent.cgi?key=22944

A Small Place in Italy

Author : Eric Newby
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2013-02-21
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780007508150

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This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

A Place in the World

Author : Frances Mayes
Publisher : Crown
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2022-08-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780593443347

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home. “Personal, warm, and lovely . . . a charming read. The book feels like a warm conversation with your most thoughtful, curious friend.”—Garden & Gun LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD • VERANDA BOOK CLUB PICK “Where you are is who you are.” Though Frances Mayes is known for her travels, she has always sought a sense of home wherever she goes. In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on the idea of home, from the earliest imprint of four walls to the startling discoveries of feeling the strange ease of homes abroad, friends’ homes, and even momentary homes that spark desires for other lives. From her travels across Italy to the American South, France, and Mexico, Mayes examines the connective tissue among them through the homes she’s inhabited. A Place in the World explores Mayes’s passion for and obsession with houses and the objects that inhabit them—books, rich food, gardens, beloved friends, and transportive art. The indelible marks that each refuge has left on her and how each home influenced the next serve as the foundations of the book’s chapters. Written in Mayes’s signature intimate style, A Place in the World captures the adventure of moving on while seeking comfort in the cornerstone closest to all of us—home.

Bella Tuscany

Author : Frances Mayes
Publisher : Crown
Page : 295 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2003-08-05
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780767916301

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Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites readers back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona—and her beloved house, Bramasole—just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia.

Myths of Europe

Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 295 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2007-01-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9789401203944

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Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors – historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians – from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can ‘Old Europe’ maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations with the non-European Other in the past and how is it reacting now to an influx of immigrants and asylum seekers? It becomes clear that founding myths such as Hamlet and St Nicholas have helped construct the European consciousness but also that these and other European myths have disturbing Eurocentric implications. Are these myths still viable today and, if so, to what extent and for what purpose? This volume sits on the interface between culture and politics and is important reading for all those interested in the transmission of myth and in both the past and the future of Europe.

A Thousand Days in Tuscany

Author : Marlena de Blasi
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2005-09-27
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780345481092

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They had met and married on perilously short acquaintance, she an American chef and food writer, he a Venetian banker. Now they were taking another audacious leap, unstitching their ties with exquisite Venice to live in a roughly renovated stable in Tuscany. Once again, it was love at first sight. Love for the timeless countryside and the ancient village of San Casciano dei Bagni, for the local vintage and the magnificent cooking, for the Tuscan sky and the friendly church bells. Love especially for old Barlozzo, the village mago, who escorts the newcomers to Tuscany’s seasonal festivals; gives them roasted country bread drizzled with just-pressed olive oil; invites them to gather chestnuts, harvest grapes, hunt truffles; and teaches them to caress the simple pleasures of each precious day. It’s Barlozzo who guides them across the minefields of village history and into the warm and fiercely beating heart of love itself. A Thousand Days in Tuscany is set in one of the most beautiful places on earth–and tucked into its fragrant corners are luscious recipes (including one for the only true bruschetta) directly from the author’s private collection.

Italy Is My Boyfriend

Author : Annette Joseph
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2020-05-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781642935103

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Italy Is My Boyfriend by Annette Joseph Pdf

Annette Joseph’s years in Italy revealed this truth: Italy, in all its multifaceted, glorious history and culture has to be experienced in full. Over almost three decades, Italy has fed, entertained, confused, excited, lured, promised, lied, satisfied, occasionally disappointed, and utterly enchanted her. She’s left, but can't stay away—she’ll always return. Always. Just like a beloved partner…Italy Is My Boyfriend will take you through the journey of finding love, life, and a sense of home. While often times a lonely, challenging place, never once did the love for this special place waiver. See how one very determined lady finds her dream place in the Tuscan sun.

Tuscan Escapes

Author : Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Country homes
ISBN : 1845979869

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Tuscan Escapes is a spectacular celebration of one the best-loved and most alluring regions of Italy. Featuring an array of beautiful homes from across the region, the book is divided into four parts, each paying tribute to a different style of home. Natural Charm features rustic houses, characterized by an earthy decorative palette, whose interior design is rooted in the ancient rural traditions of Tuscany. Stylish Simplicity looks at modern interpretations of Tuscan style-from a high-ceilinged barn, now a light and airy loft, to a converted village school. Classic Elegance focuses on larger country homes, restored according to a grand decorative design, yet still remaining warm and welcoming, while Idyllic Artistry is devoted to a more eclectic, colorful approach to Tuscan living. Combining inspiration with a wealth of practical suggestions, Tuscan Escapes offers myriad ideas for interior design and decoration that can easily be recreated in your home. The book is beautifully photographed by Chris Tubbs. - Numerous ideas for interior design and decoration. * Previously available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-84597-244-8).