The Palazzo Pubblico and Piazza del Campo of Siena
Urban design, architecture and works of art
edite by Roberto Bartalini and Gabriella Piccinni
available in 5 languages
Few places in the world convey a sense of spatial unity as the Piazza del Campo of Siena.
The large shell-shaped square, shielded by the high buildings that surround it like a crown, the Palazzo del Comune together and the Torre del Mangia, indispensable complement, form a unitary triptych, an organic whole, one of the the most coherent spaces in the history of architecture.
Also for this, and not only for the specific qualities of its monuments, the Piazza del Campo is one of the most loved and admired places in the world.
Inside the Palazzo Pubblico masterpieces from the golden age of Sienese art are preserved, including the famous fresco of the Allegory and the Effects of the Good and the Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, among the most significant secular representations of the European fourteenth century, and other famous works by Simone Martini, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Sodoma and Beccafumi, all of them visible in this richly illustrated volume.
- Texts by:
- Roberto Bartalini, Gabriella Piccinni, Alessandra Caffio, Marco Fagiani, Fabio Gabbrielli, Marco MAscolo, Gabriella Piccinni, Marco Valenti
- Edited by:
- Roberto Bartalini, Gabriella Piccinni
- Edition (cm):
- 120, coloured
- Front cover:
- plastified with flaps
- Italian, English, French, Spanish, German