Rizzoli New York Book Launch for Professor Diane Lewis' MASSERIA: THE ITALIAN FARMHOUSES OF PUGLIA

October 25, 2011

Cooper Union Stock Photo

PLEASE JOIN Rizzoli New York, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó, New York University and ENIT in celebrating the publication of Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia. With text by Diane Lewis and photography by Mark Roskams, this publication explores the unique and rustic interiors of Puglia's historic Masserie buildings.

Wednesday 22 June
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimó
24 West 12th Street, NYC

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