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The villa : form and ideology of country houses

Author: James S Ackerman
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work discusses villas from Ancient Rome to 20th-century France and America. The villa provides a focus for examining not only the relationship between urban and rural life, but also that between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Ackerman
ISBN: 0500277443 9780500277447
OCLC Number: 53033749
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, plans ; 27 cm
Contents: The typology of the villa; the Ancient Roman villa; the early villas of the Medici; Palladio's villas and their predecessors; the image of country life in 16th century villa books; the Palladian villa in England; the landscape garden; Thomas Jefferson; the picturesque; Andrew Jackson Downing and the American romantic villa; the modern villa - Wright and Le Corbusier.
Responsibility: James S. Ackerman.

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