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Overview

Who hasn't heard of it? It is arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the world, widely celebrated for the spectacular Faraglioni rocks, the famous Blue Grotto and Villa San Michele with its enchanted garden. For millions, Capri is a place of myth and longing, the quintessence of romance, a playground for the beautiful and the rich and, over the centuries, a refuge for artists. Taking an extraordinary journey around the island, Yvonne Meyer-Lohr links the photographic masterpieces of Umberto D'Aniello with the vivid essays and stories of celebrated Capri-born writer Claretta Cerio. Together, they have fashioned a tribute to one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

This stunning book takes one on an extraordinary trip round Capri, showing the Italian island in all its facets, contrasts and unique beauty. The journey follows familiar and unfamiliar paths, opening perspectives that remain hidden from the casual visitor. The beauty of nature, the magnificent villas of eccentric residents, the distinctive worlds of Capri and Anacapri, the accounts of luxury and the jet set and even faith and superstition are fascinating subjects illustrated with expressive photographs and described with humour and insider knowledge. The result is a tribute to one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783791338651
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2007
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 13.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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