Ca’ d’Zan: Ringling’s Venetian Palace
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Art Spaces
Ronald R. McCarty
- First of a series of five Art Spaces books published with the Ringling Museum of Art
- Only book distributed to the trade on this amazing and unique Venetian Gothic mansion
The dazzling palatial mansion of circus tycoon John Ringling in Sarasota, Florida, is a tribute to the American Dream and reflects the splendour and romance of Italy. Described as ‘the last of the Gilded Age mansions’ to be built in America, Ca’ d’Zan has 56 incredible rooms filled with art and original furnishings. With its Venetian Gothic architecture, the mansion is a combination of the grandeur of Venice’s Doge’s Palace combined with the Gothic grace of Cà d’Oro, with Sarasota Bay serving as its Grand Canal. Today, this amazing house is open to the public as part of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. This book is the first of a series of five Art Spaces books from the Ringling Museum, which will also include books on the Circus Museum, The Circus Rail Car, The Museum of Art and the Museum’s extensive gardens.
Other titles published by Scala for the Ringling Museum incude: Grounds and Gardens: Art Spaces, The Historic Asolo Theatre: Art Spaces, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Director’s Choice, Paolo Veronese, R. Luke DuBois and Triumph and Taste