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The Villas of Pliny from Antiquity to Posterity (2nd edition)


Pierre de la Ruffiniere du Prey traces the influence of Pliny the Younger as a continuous theme throughout the history of architecture. First he looks at what Pliny considered to be the essential qualities of a villa. He then discusses the many buildings Pliny inspired: from the Renaissance estates of the Medici, to papal summer residences near Rome, to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and the home of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Equally important to du Prey's study are the many designs by architects ...

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The Villas of Pliny from Antiquity to Posterity
1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226173009

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