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Villa Madama


The story of one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architectural decoration.

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2008 Hardcover New 9788842215257. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--176 pages; 123 illustrations. Description: "The story of the ideal model of a suburban ... residence desired by Leo X (1513-1521), son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and continued by his cardinal cousin Giulio de' Medici, the future Clement VII (1523-1534). The 'vigna del papa', or papal residence, to be called Villa Madama, was conceived by Raphael on the slopes of Monte Mario in the grandest of terms, emulating the palaces of the Caesars and exceeding similar Medici villas in Florence or at Poggio a Caiano in its ostentation and magnificence. Raphael's premature death in 1520 obliged his closest collaborators, Giulio Romano, Giovanni da Udine and Antonio Sangallo the Younger, to modify the monumental project, completed only in part. Villa Madama (today representative seat of the President of the Council and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is still one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architectural decoration, des Read more Show Less

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The story of one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance architectural decoration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788842215257
  • Publisher: Antique Collector's Club
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.93 (w) x 13.69 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

The Realm of Giants Claudio Strinati Strinati, Claudio 13

Raphael's Dream Caterina Napoleone Napoleone, Caterina 19

Villa Madama Massimo Listri Listri, Massimo 69

The Renascence of the 'Former Splendour' of Villa Madama in the Twentieth Century Daria Borghese Borghese, Daria 125

The Garden Mariella Zoppi Zoppi, Mariella 141

Bibliography 171

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