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Art in the Serchio Valley – Treasures in the Garfagnana and Mediavalle from the early Middle Ages to the twentieth century

As we turn over the pages of this volume Art in the Serchio Valley our eyes alight on a long series of works of architecture, sculpture, painting, goldsmith’s work and textiles that testify how, over the centuries, the towns of the Serchio valley have communicated their human, civic and religious feelings through their art. Looking at these works we clearly realise how each type of art, precisely because it is a genuinely human expression, is capable of manifesting, through intelligence and skill, the vital needs that drive men to achieve their personal and collective aims. This is true for many of the works shown here, distinctive signs of the communities of the Serchio valley around which there has formed – and there continues to form – the identity of the people who live there. If then we take the trouble not only to look at but closely to observe these works, we come to realise that true art directs us towards the highest values, the essential ones for the life of a person. It is not surprising, therefore, that most of these works belong to sacred art and are intended to evoke and glorify, in faith and adoration… (Keep reading)

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La Publied di Romano Citti & C. Sas nasce nel 2004 allo scopo di valorizzare il territorio lucchese affrontando la storia, le tradizioni, l'arte, l'architettura e il paesaggio sia della Piana che della Valle del Serchio.
Le due principali collane sono: "STORIA E TERRITORIO" e riguardano i Paesi e i Comuni , l'altra collana si chiama "LUCCA" e affronta la storia e la ricchezza della Città capoluogo.
Alcuni volumi sono editati in due versioni: italiano e inglese