Landscape and Identity in Early Modern Rome: Villa Culture at Frascati under the Borghese Era

Landscape and Identity in Early Modern Rome: Villa Culture at Frascati under the Borghese Era

by Tracy L. Ehrlich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521592577

ISBN-13: 9780521592574

Pub. Date: 10/14/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Throughout the early modern period, the villas of Frascati played a central role in Roman social politics. New families penetrated Roman society and began to climb from the ranks of the ecclesiastical nobility into the secular aristocracy in the mid-sixteenth century. In this study, Tracy Ehrlich analyzes one such villa--the Villa Mondragone--(built by Pope Paul V…  See more details below

Overview

Throughout the early modern period, the villas of Frascati played a central role in Roman social politics. New families penetrated Roman society and began to climb from the ranks of the ecclesiastical nobility into the secular aristocracy in the mid-sixteenth century. In this study, Tracy Ehrlich analyzes one such villa--the Villa Mondragone--(built by Pope Paul V Borghese) to demonstrate how architecture, landscape and rituals of villegiatura (villa life) were used to forge a new identity as a Roman noble house.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521592574
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/14/2002
Series:
Monuments of Papal Rome Series
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Roman Setting: 1. Papacy and aristocracy; 2. The Borghese; Part II. Frascati in the Renaissance: Tusculo Restituto: 3. The revival of villeggiatura in the Farnese era; 4. The first papal villas; Part III. Frascati in its Heyday: the Borghese at the Villa Mondragone: 5. Architecture and ceremony; 6. Otium cum negotium; Part IV. Land, Landscape, and Family Lore: 7. An agricultural enterprise; 8. A dynastic seat; 9. Land into landscape.

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