Capri Dolce Vita

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A timeless environment that filled late 19th-century crowned heads with dreams… as well as those of the jet set in the 1950s! There is little to do in Capri, except to let your imagination run wild. In the manner of fashion designers, like Emilio Pucci, or Tod’s, who, each season, would give its legendary Gommino the summer colours of Capri. This illustrated book sheds light on the spirit of an idyllic island that attracted personalities such as Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau, André Gide, Jackie O, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

Author: Cesare Cunaccia

Publishing House: Assouline

Publication Date: June 2019

Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island’s playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.