Sicily, decorated carts (carretti) pulled by horses and donkeys
over country paths are an important creative cultural expression.
These carts feature visions of the saints, Charlemagne, operatic
scenes, and the histories of Napoleon, Columbus, Cortez, and even
Mussolini. The authors examine the history, culture and use of these
carts, as well as the generations of artisans who decorated them.
They include who owned them, which museums have the best examples,
where to buy the carts and over 100 vintage black and white and
fourcolor illustrations giving the best examples of these pieces
title has been selected for the Eric Hoffer Book Award Notable Mention
Culture Book. Visit www.HofferAward.com
for more information.
pages, 95 black & white and four-color illustrations, 2006,