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 The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
Judith Mackrell
(UK: Thames & Hudson, @thamesandhudson, 2018; USA: Thames & Hudson, @ThamesHudsonUSA, 2017)

Abandoned unfinished and left to rot on Venice’s Grand Canal, ‘il palazzo non finito’ was once an unloved guest among the aristocrats of Venetian architecture. Yet in the twentieth century it played host to three passionate and unconventional women who would take the city by storm. The staggeringly wealthy Marchesa Luisa Casati made her new home a belle epoque aesthete’s fantasy and herself a living work of art; notorious British socialite Doris Castlerosse (née Delevingne) welcomed film stars and royalty to glittering parties between the wars; and American heiress Peggy Guggenheim amassed an exquisite collection of modern art, which today draws visitors from around the world.

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Thames & Hudson was established by Walter Neurath, who was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1903. He left that city, where he ran an art gallery and published illustrated books with an emphasis on education, arriving in London in 1938. Neurath established his own publishing house to follow these interests, incorporating offices in London and New York in the autumn of 1949. Thus arose the company name, Thames & Hudson, the rivers represented by two dolphins symbolising friendship and intelligence – one facing east, one west – suggesting a connection between the Old World and the New.
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