Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como

Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como

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Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como Hardcover – 31 May 2018

Ruben Modigliani (Author), Bruno Ehrs (Photographer)

From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the history of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner brought new splendor to the villa through additions, new frescoes and statues, and increasingly extensive and sumptuous gardens. The villa’s history reached an acme at the end of the eighteenth century, when the enlightened Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, as master of the house, transformed Villa Balbiano into a crucible of philosophy and art, framed within the villa’s archetypical Roman lines.

Today, esteemed interior architect Jacques Garcia has undertaken painstaking restoration work that combines a stunning array of precious materials and a worldclass collection of paintings and antique furnishings set against the backdrop of the original design that had been obscured over the centuries. The glorious new restoration inaugurates a new season in the life of the villa in one of the world’s most glamorous locations.

Ruben Modigliani is chief editorial writer for AD Italia. An authority on the history of architecture and taste, he has served on the editorial staff of Elle Decor, Grazia Casa, and D la Repubblica delle Donne. Bruno Ehrs is one of Sweden’s leading photographers. Flammarion has published his work in Château de Villette: The Restoration of a French Masterpiece (2018), Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler since 1780 (2017), A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (2015), Vacheron Constantin: Artists of Time (2015), and One Savile Row: Gieves & Hawkes, The Invention of the English Gentleman (2014).

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