The Resource Hadrian's villa and its legacy, William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto

Hadrian's villa and its legacy, William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto

Label
Hadrian's villa and its legacy
Title
Hadrian's villa and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
725/.17/09376
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA327.T5
LC item number
M23 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hadrian's villa and its legacy, William L. MacDonald and John A. Pinto
Publication
Note
One map on folded leaf inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-380) and index
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  • zbnus
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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
Control code
000011040932
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 392 p.
Isbn
9780300053814
Lccn
94028183
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
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.b23187360
System control number
md23187360

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waterfront CampusBorrow it
      1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220, AU
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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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