The late Roberto Schezen was a photographer of worldwide acclaim.
His books include Newport Houses, Palaces of Rome,
Visions of Ancient America, and the Splendor series.
Many of his photographs are now included in the permanent
collections of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, and
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Jack Basehart lives in Milan and spent a year and a half traveling through Italy compiling information for the book and arranging access to the many properties covered.
Ralph Toledano is a Paris-based writer and art authority.