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The Florentine villa : architecture, history, society

Author: Grazia Gobbi
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Classical tradition in architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English language edView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day. It offers not only an analysis of the economic factors that powered the investment in and building of country houses and estates from the early Renaissance times onwards, but also analyses the ideology and the architectural and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grazia Gobbi
ISBN: 9780415443975 0415443970 9780203939253 0203939255
OCLC Number: 86038481
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Includes one fold-out map.
"Original Italian edition published 1998 by Alinea Editrice, La villa fiorentina: elementi storici e critici per una lettura"--Title page verso.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Origins and development of the villa --
Ideology of villa life in florentine culture and society --
Typological research and renaissance treatises --
Garden: origin and development --
Villas in the nineteenth century --
Shape of the landscape --
History of the area --
Mapping the area --
Villas in the Castello-Sesto Fiorentino area --
Six villas to visit.
Series Title: Classical tradition in architecture.
Other Titles: Villa fiorentina.
Responsibility: Grazia Gobbi Sica ; [translated from the Italian by Ursula Creigh].
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