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Storia di Colle in Val d'Elsa

  • Author: Biadi Luigi

  • Publisher: Atesa

  • Date: 1959

  • Topic: History


Abbazie, Monasteri ed Eremi nel paesaggio della Toscana Edited by A. Favini, "Abbazie, Monasteri ed Eremi nel paesaggio della Toscana"

Size: cm 33,5x25, 240 pages, 154 photos and colour tables
ISBN: 88-88718-18-4
Price: € 50,00.
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Editori dell'Acero

This book aims to provide an intriguing journey through the most important monastic sites in Tuscany, looking beyond their immediate beauty.

The basis of the work comprises high quality photographs and a text whose purpose is to provide a brief summary of the history, geografy and spirituality of the phenomenon of monasticism.

The book's main purpose is to offer the reader a tool so that he can gradually grasp the dimension of silence, harmony and balance in the monasteries and hermitages together with their position in the landscape. In addition, we want to make the vibrations given off by the walls, sculptures and decorations come alive, even when they have become part of ruins or buildings in disrepair.


Chiese medievali della Valdelsa. - 2 - I territori della Via Francigena - Tra Siena e San Gimignano AA.VV. "Chiese medievali della Valdelsa. - 2 - I territori della Via Francigena - Tra Siena e San Gimignano"

Size: cm 21x30, 300 pages, 102 colour tables, 118 black and white illustrations, paper-back binding.
ISBN: 88-86975-08-2
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In this volume the most interesting area of Tuscany from an artistic point of view, because of the density of its medieval towns (San Gimignano, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Casole d'Elsa, Siena) is examined for the first time through its less known monuments.

Imposing complexes,like the great monastery of "Abbazia a Isola", are discussed in depth both about their history and about their constructive and decorative chamges in a work that puts ninety-two Romanic buildings together, of which at least fifteen never presented before.

The volume follows the methodological structure of previous volume 1. Several aspects are faced, among which also the instruments for building the churches..

A work that, dealing with the so-called "Valdelsa senese" couples itself with the previous volume that refers to the "Valdelsa fiorentina"

This is a "must have" volume for the study of the Romanic Tuscany.


Città e centri storici della Toscana. Vol. 1 Da Firenze a Siena, da Arezzo alla Maremma Edited by A. Naldi, "Città e centri storici della Toscana. Vol. 1 Da Firenze a Siena, da Arezzo alla Maremma"

Size: cm 24x30, 224 pages, 240 photos and colour tables
ISBN: 88-86975-38-4
Price: € 46,00.
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In this book are collections the most ancient town and the most typical ones among the historical towns of the Southern and Middle Tuscany.

The work is subdivided in five parts each correspondent to an area with the homogenous characters of an important culture center. In the Florence area Volterra and its territory; in the Sienaarea Arezzo and the Valdichina; Grosseto and the Maremma.

Each of these areas is described in its historical and anthropological aspects, focusing the attention on the main historical towns through the aid of 240 colour pictures of the highest quality. The text is fresh and interesting and is available both in Italian and English language in the same book.


Viaggio in Toscana Edited by A. Naldi, "Viaggio in Toscana"

Size: cm 26x31, 224 pages, 184 photos and colour tables
ISBN: 88-86975-48-1
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A "photografic journey" among the most beautiful places and landscapes of Tuscany required us to face the difficult task of choosing the most interesting and significant subjects to be immortalised.

Since we wanted to give our route an organic structure, we divided it into four large areas which cover almost the entire territory of Tuscany.

The obvious starting place is Florence, with its land that reflects the taste for measure and balance of its chief town.

The second itinerary features the area which goes from the Lunigiana, crossing Lucca, touching Pisa, Volterra and Livorno, and then reaching Pistoia, Prato, the Mugello, the Pratomagno, the Casentino, Arezzo and the Valdichiana.

The thirt part presents Sienna and its land, where the Valdelsa stands out along with the pearl of San Gimignano, the Val di Merse with San Galgano, the Chianti, the "Crete" and the Valdorcia with their landscapes and their beautiful centres.

The journey ends in the vast land of the Maremma, from the heights of the Colline Metallifere to the coast, on to inland tuff made centres, ending on the slopes of Mount Amiata.