skip to content
Villa Astor : paradise restored on the Amalfi Coast Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Villa Astor : paradise restored on the Amalfi Coast

Author: Curt DiCamilloSuzanne Tise-IsoréAlexandra CampbellRita Vessichelli PaneEric SanderAll authors
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor - founder of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York - fell in love with Italy during his time as American Ambassador in Rome. He purchased the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Waldorf Astor Astor, Viscount; William Waldorf Astor Astor, Viscount
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curt DiCamillo; Suzanne Tise-Isoré; Alexandra Campbell; Rita Vessichelli Pane; Eric Sander; John Jacob Astor Astor of Hever, Baron
ISBN: 9782081375925 2081375923
OCLC Number: 990497096
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (cheifly color) ; 32 cm
Responsibility: introduction by the Right Honorable the Lord Astor of Hever ; text, Curt DiCamillo, Suzanne Tise-Isoré, Alexandra Campbell, Rita Vessichelli Pane ; photographs, Eric Sander.

Abstract:

Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor - founder of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York - fell in love with Italy during his time as American Ambassador in Rome. He purchased the villa that now bears his name and turned it into a paradise of art, beauty, architecture, and exquisite gardens. The eccentric, extravagant, and discerning art lover spent a decade restoring and decorating the house and gardens with an outstanding collection of classical artifacts. After Astor's death in 1919, the villa changed hands. It was recently acquired by new owners, who have restored the villa and gardens to their former splendor with the talented French decorator Jacques Garcia. This volume traces the splendid history of a legendary house, garden, and art collection and the extraordinary life of one of the world's most enigmatic tycoons.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990497096> # Villa Astor : paradise restored on the Amalfi Coast
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "990497096" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/fr> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Topic/architecture_domestic> ; # Architecture, Domestic
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Place/italy_amalfi_coast> ; # Italy--Amalfi Coast.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/728.80945/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Topic/architecture_domestic_italy_amalfi_coast_history> ; # Architecture, Domestic--Italy--Amalfi Coast--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Place/amalfi_coast_italy> ; # Amalfi Coast (Italy)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/astor_william_waldorf_astor_viscount_1848_1919> ; # Viscount William Waldorf Astor Astor
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/tise_isore_suzanne> ; # Suzanne Tise-Isoré
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/campbell_alexandra> ; # Alexandra Campbell
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/dicamillo_curt> ; # Curt DiCamillo
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/pane_rita_vessichelli> ; # Rita Vessichelli Pane
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/astor_of_hever_john_jacob_astor_baron_1946> ; # Baron John Jacob Astor Astor of Hever
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/sander_eric_1955> ; # Eric Sander
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "Dominating the Bay of Naples in the charming town of Sorrento, with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius, Villa Astor is an Italian landmark with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. American businessman, collector, and politician William Waldorf Astor - founder of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York - fell in love with Italy during his time as American Ambassador in Rome. He purchased the villa that now bears his name and turned it into a paradise of art, beauty, architecture, and exquisite gardens. The eccentric, extravagant, and discerning art lover spent a decade restoring and decorating the house and gardens with an outstanding collection of classical artifacts. After Astor's death in 1919, the villa changed hands. It was recently acquired by new owners, who have restored the villa and gardens to their former splendor with the talented French decorator Jacques Garcia. This volume traces the splendid history of a legendary house, garden, and art collection and the extraordinary life of one of the world's most enigmatic tycoons."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3972345225> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Villa Astor : paradise restored on the Amalfi Coast"@en ;
    schema:productID "990497096" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9782081375925> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/990497096> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/astor_of_hever_john_jacob_astor_baron_1946> # Baron John Jacob Astor Astor of Hever
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1946" ;
    schema:familyName "Astor of Hever" ;
    schema:givenName "John Jacob Astor" ;
    schema:name "Baron John Jacob Astor Astor of Hever" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/astor_william_waldorf_astor_viscount_1848_1919> # Viscount William Waldorf Astor Astor
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1848" ;
    schema:deathDate "1919" ;
    schema:familyName "Astor" ;
    schema:givenName "William Waldorf Astor" ;
    schema:name "Viscount William Waldorf Astor Astor" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/campbell_alexandra> # Alexandra Campbell
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Campbell" ;
    schema:givenName "Alexandra" ;
    schema:name "Alexandra Campbell" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/dicamillo_curt> # Curt DiCamillo
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "DiCamillo" ;
    schema:givenName "Curt" ;
    schema:name "Curt DiCamillo" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/pane_rita_vessichelli> # Rita Vessichelli Pane
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Pane" ;
    schema:givenName "Rita Vessichelli" ;
    schema:name "Rita Vessichelli Pane" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/sander_eric_1955> # Eric Sander
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1955" ;
    schema:familyName "Sander" ;
    schema:givenName "Eric" ;
    schema:name "Eric Sander" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Person/tise_isore_suzanne> # Suzanne Tise-Isoré
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Tise-Isoré" ;
    schema:givenName "Suzanne" ;
    schema:name "Suzanne Tise-Isoré" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Place/amalfi_coast_italy> # Amalfi Coast (Italy)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Amalfi Coast (Italy)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Place/italy_amalfi_coast> # Italy--Amalfi Coast.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Italy--Amalfi Coast." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Topic/architecture_domestic> # Architecture, Domestic
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Domestic"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3972345225#Topic/architecture_domestic_italy_amalfi_coast_history> # Architecture, Domestic--Italy--Amalfi Coast--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture, Domestic--Italy--Amalfi Coast--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9782081375925>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "2081375923" ;
    schema:isbn "9782081375925" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.