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In M"y Italian Sketchbook," 30-year-old artist Florine Asch follows the tradition of the 18th century Grand Tour, when writers, architects and members of European high-society embarked on long journeys around Italy, taking in key cultural sites, often sketching as they went.
Asch's sketches are full of character, light-hearted, spirited and bursting with charm. Her fresh a
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 2nd 2003 by Flammarion (first published 2003)
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My Italian Sketchbook is a travelogue made with watercolour paintings. The illustrations are drawn by Florine Asch for her Grand Tour of Italy. Included right at the start are two well written stories on the history of Grand Tour, and on Asch's work.

The Grand Tour was the traditional travel of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. You can read more about the Grand Tour on wikipedia.

Covered in the book are places such as Milan, Venic
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