A new book on Croatia will be launched by the International Trust for Croatian Monuments and Frances Lincoln Publishers in London this November.
The book, “Croatia: Aspects of Art, Architecture and Cultural Heritage” is the first scholarly study in the English language of Croatia's extraordinary artistic heritage. Leading specialists analyse the key cultural developments in country's history, from the extensive Roman remains on the Adriatic coast, through the gothic splendour of the Dalmatian cities in the Middle Ages and intensive artistic exchange with Italy during the Renaissance, to the grand houses and art collections of continental Croatia.
The essays address iconic monuments like Diocletian's palace at Split and the walled city of Dubrovnik alongside more unfamiliar treasures, some never published before. This books sets Croatia's cultural past in context, reflecting the country's unique history at the crossroads between Italy, Central Europe and the Mediterranean.
With contributions by leading British, American and Croatian writers and scholars, including John Julius Norwich, Timothy Clifford, Marcus Binney, Brian Sewell, Sheila McNally, Stjepan Cosic, Branko Kirigin, J.J. Wilkes, Christopher de Hammell, Donal Cooper, David Ekserdjian and Josko Belamaric this book presents for the first time a portrait of the culture of this captivating and too little known country.
The book is published on 19th November 2009 and can be ordered from Francis Lincoln Publishers, Waterstones and Amazon.