History on the Road: The Painted Carts of Sicily

History on the Road: The Painted Carts of Sicily

by Marcella Croce, Moira F. Harris
     
 

In Sicily, decorated carts (carretti) pulled by horses and donkeys over country paths are an important creative cultural expression. These carts feature visions of the saints, Charlemagne, operatic scenes, and the histories of Napoleon, Columbus, Cortez, and even Mussolini. The authors examine the history, culture and use of these carts, as well as the generations

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In Sicily, decorated carts (carretti) pulled by horses and donkeys over country paths are an important creative cultural expression. These carts feature visions of the saints, Charlemagne, operatic scenes, and the histories of Napoleon, Columbus, Cortez, and even Mussolini. The authors examine the history, culture and use of these carts, as well as the generations of artisans who decorated them. They include who owned them, which museums have the best examples, where to buy the carts and over 100 vintage black and white and fourcolor illustrations giving the best examples of these pieces of art.

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ISBN-13:
9781880654323
Publisher:
Pogo Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2006
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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