Seventeenth-Century Roman Palaces, Use And The Art Of The Plan. – Waddy, Patricia.

Waddy, Patricia.


Publisher: The Architectural History Foundation and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. New York. 1990 (Ist Edition)
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Super 8vo, XV and extensive notes, 456pp. Hardcover, d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, large neat gift inscription on ffep and minor flecking on top foredge o/w text in ex cond. This scholarly work is a pioneering study charting the intricate relationship between plan and use in the palaces of the Borghese, Barberini and Chigi families at the pinnacle of Roman society thrust into prominence and wealth by the election of their kinsmen to the papacy. This work presents a basis for the reevaluation of 17th century design skills, essential to the undrstanding of Roman architecture at the time. Prof. Waddy received the Hitchcock Book Award for The Most Distinguished Scholarship In The History Of Architecture 1991-1992 for this particular work.