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Author Coffin, David R.

Title Magnificent buildings, splendid gardens / David R. Coffin ; edited by Vanessa Bezemer Sellers
Published Princeton : Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University : In association with Princeton University Press, [2008]


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Description xix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Publications of David R. Coffin -- Architecture and Architects -- 1. Pirro Ligorio and Decoration of the Late Sixteenth Century at Ferrara -- 2. Pirro Ligorio on the Nobility of the Arts -- 3. Pope Innocent VIII and the Villa Belvedere -- 4. Pope Marcellus II and Architecture -- 5. The Self-Image of the Roman Villa during the Renaissance -- 6. Some Architectural Drawings of Giovan Battista Aleotti -- 7. Padre Guarino Guarini in Paris -- Gardens and Landscape Designers -- 8. John Evelyn at Tivoli -- 9. Some Aspects of the Villa Lante at Bagnaia -- 10. The "Lex Hortorum" and Access to Gardens of Latium during the Renaissance -- 11. The Study of the History of the Italian Garden until the First Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium -- 12. The Gardens of Venice -- 13. Repton's "Red Book" for Beaudesert -- 14. The Elysian Fields of Rousham -- 15. Venus in the Eighteenth-Century English Garden -- 16. Venus in the Garden of Wilton House -- Drawings -- 17. Tintoretto and the Medici Tombs -- 18. A Drawing by Pietro da Cortona for His Fresco of the Age of Iron -- Scholars -- 19. Earl Baldwin Smith -- 20. In Memoriam: Erwin Panofsky -- Commentaries on David R. Coffin's Articles
Summary "Magnificent Buildings, Splendid Gardens returns to print some of the most important works of David Coffin, a leading authority on Renaissance architecture who, as one of the first scholars to apply the tools of art history to the study of gardens, became a founder of the discipline of garden and landscape studies."
"The book also includes a commentary on each essay, written by one of Coffin's former students; a full analytical index; and a complete bibliography of Coffin's work."--BOOK JACKET
"These essays span the wide range of Coffin's work, from Italian Renaissance architecture, garden design, sculpture, and drawings to English gardens and landscape designers of the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. Coffin's approaches are as varied as his subject matter. Some of these essays present the results of his archival research, including his discovery of crucial documents on the Emilian architect Giovan Battista Aleotti and the only documentary evidence identifying Vignola as the architect of the Villa Lante at Bagnaia. Other essays take a much broader cultural view, investigating, for example, the phenomenon of public access to private Renaissance gardens, elucidating the evolving meaning of images of the goddess Venus in English gardens, and identifying the significance of the decorative programs of monuments as diverse as the Villa Belvedere in Rome and the eighteenth-century gardens at Rousham in Oxfordshire."
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century.
Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy.
Art, Italian -- 16th century.
Gardens, English.
Gardens, Italian.
Gardens, Renaissance.
Author Sellers, Vanessa Bezemer.
Princeton University. Department of Art and Archaeology.
LC no. 2007032325
ISBN 0691136645 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691136777 (paperback)
9780691136646 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780691136776 (paperback)