Atlante storico delle ville e dei giardini di Roma
Villas such as Villa Borghese, Villa Doria Pamphili, Villa Madame, Villa Giulia or Villa Farnesina, designed in the Renaissance or the Baroque period, enlarged the glory and artistic reputation of Rome. Very soon, they were part of the "tour" of aristocrats travelers, and provided motifs to European artists during their stay in Rome before becoming fundamental steps of tourist flow. The articulation of these architectures of pleasure, with their rich gardens, was frequently a prototype, from the the end of the XV century to XIX century, and not unrelated to the evolution of botany, as the programs involved buildings open to the framework of greenery park watered by fountains or ponds and decorated with carved figures. With excellent photographs, including a campaign of aerial shots, this book describes these homes, often survived in their original state. Otherwise, it shows with a rich iconography (paintings, sculptures, engravings) the elements that succumbed to the evolution of urban and modernity.