The Giulio Romano exhibition in Mantua in 1989 was the occasion for the publication, for the first time, of a full and thorough account of Guilio's art. A hugely successful catalogue, Giulio Romano brought to the public's attention the extraordinary range of the artist's activities and placed his work within the context of the court of the Gonzagas, for whom he worked. This lavishly illustrated book, selected from the original Italian catalogue by the late Manfredo Tafuri, brings together essays by a distinguished team of scholars to provide a full picture of Giulio's activities as an architect.
Foreword; Part I. Giulio Romano - Architect: Introduction: 1. Notes on the critical fortune of Giulio Romano, painter Ernst H. Gombrich; 2. Giulio Romano: language, mentality, patrons Manfredo Tafuri; 3. The Roman works of Giulio Christoph L. Frommel; 4. Giulio Romano, architect at the court of the Gonzagas Amedeo Belluzzi, and Kurt W. Forster; 5. Giulio Romano, the theatre, and the antique Howard Burns; Part II. Giulio in Rome: 6. Architecture Christoph L. Frommel; 7. Architectural drawings Howard Burns, and Manfredo Tafuri; 8. The external finishes of Giulio Romano's buildings Antonio Forcellino; Part III. Giulio in Mantua: 9. Palazzo Te Amedeo Belluzzi, Kurt W. Forster, and Manfredo Tafuri; 10. The Palazzo Ducale Amedeo Belluzzi, and Pier Nicola Pagliara; 11. Architecture and the city Francesco Paolo Fiore, Amedeo Belluzzi, Manfredo Tafuri, Bruno Adorni, Howard Burns, and Kurt W. Forster; 12. Villas and 'Corti' Paul Davies, David Hemsoll, Amedeo Belluzzi, Howard Burns, and Pier Nicola Pagliara; 13. Religious architecture Manfredo Tafuri, Howard Burns, Pier Nicola Pagliara, and Richard J. Tuttle; 14. Monuments Amedeo Belluzzi, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Renato Berzaghi, and Richard J. Tuttle; Part IV. The 'Fortuna' of Giulio Romano: From Serlio to the Escorial Howard Burns, and Manfredo Tafuri; Bibliography; Chronology; Index of proper names and and place names; Photographic acknowledgements.