In 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.
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 of art.