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Author MacDonald, William L. (William Lloyd), 1921-

Title Hadrian's villa and its legacy / William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  725.1709376 Hadria Mac/Hva  AVAILABLE
Description x, 392 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents I. Introduction -- II. The Site -- III. Familiar Architecture -- IV. Unfamiliar Architecture -- V. The High Ground -- VI. Art -- VII. The Villa in Use -- VIII. Survival and Rediscovery -- IX. The Draftsman's Vision -- X. The Landscape of Allusion -- XI. Art Dispersed -- XII. After 1800 -- Piranesi's Pianta Commentary
Summary The great Villa constructed by the Emperor Hadrian near Tivoli between A.D. 118 and the 130s is one of the most original monuments in the history of architecture and art. The inspiration for major developments in villa and landscape design from the Renaissance onward, it also influenced such eminent twentieth-century architects as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. In this beautiful book, two distinguished architectural historians describe and interpret the Villa as it existed in Roman times and track its extraordinary effect on architects and artists up to the present day
William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto begin by evaluating the numerous buildings composing the complex, and then describe the art, decorated surfaces, gardens, waterworks, and life at the Villa. The authors then turn to the ways the Villa influenced writers, artists, architects, and landscape designers from the fifteenth century to the present. They discuss, for example, Piranesi's archaeological, architectural, and graphic Villa studies in the eighteenth century; connections between Hadrian's Villa and the English landscape garden; the array of European verbal and artistic depictions of the Villa; and architectural studies of the Villa by twentieth-century Americans
Notes One map on folded leaf inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-380) and index
Subject Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138 -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- Tivoli.
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)
Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Tivoli -- Influence.
Architecture -- Italy -- Tivoli -- Influence.
SUBJECT Tivoli (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Pinto, John A.
LC no. 94028183
ISBN 0300053819 (alk. paper)