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Pietro Cicognani

Architecture and Design

Karen Bruno, Francesco Lagnese (By (photographer)), Isabella Rossellini (Foreword by)


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The country houses, city dwellings, and seaside houses of master architect Pietro Cicognani
For 30 years, Italian-born Pietro Cicognani has been designing highly customized and exquisitely crafted country houses, city apartments, outbuildings, pool houses, and even garden plans for an A-list clientele. In the first monograph of his work, some 20 of his notable projects are featured, including a converted barn complex on Long Island, a sprawling estate in upstate New York, a chic minimalist town house in Manhattan, and a romantic seaside house and elaborate garden in the Hamptons. Whether new construction or gut renovation, each project is designed in collaboration with the finest artisans, craftspeople, and exceptional interior designers. Illustrated with photographs by Francesco Lagnese, as well as site and floor plans and drawings, the book includes a foreword by Isabella Rossellini, whose country home Cicognani designed.

Praise For Pietro Cicognani: Architecture and Design

“Pietro Cicognani’s book celebrates 35 years of architectural creativity.”
— Forbes

“During the course of his diverse, 30-year career, architect Pietro Cicognani has designed everything from formal country estates and glamorous Fifth Avenue duplexes to eclectic restaurant interiors and minimalist artist studios. Yet if there’s one type of structure the architect may be most identified with, it’s the barn. An entire section of his sumptuous new book is devoted to barn-style homes.”
— Galerie

“Sophisticated, elegant, classic, and quite beautiful."
— Steve Roth

“Cicognani has designed exquisite, highly customized country houses, city apartments, pool houses, and gardens for noteworthy clients. . . . The book includes Isabella Rossellini’s home and 19 other projects, from country to city to seaside.”
— PaperCity

“Featuring a foreword by Isabella Rossellini and photographs by Franceso Lagnese, Karen Bruno’s new book on Pietro Cicognani considers some of the Italian-born architect’s most sumptuous projects, from lavish apartments to charming pool houses.”
— Vogue

Vendome Press, 9780865653870, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

About the Author

Karen Bruno is a journalist specializing in architecture, interior and garden design. Her work appears in the Wall Street Journal, Veranda, AD, and other publications. Internationally renowned photographer Francesco Lagnese’s work appears regularly in Veranda, Elle Decor, AD, House Beautiful, and Town & Country. His most recent book is Tom Scheerer: More Decorating.Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model.