Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Landscape and Identity in Early Modern Rome

Landscape and Identity in Early Modern Rome
Villa Culture at Frascati in the Borghese Era

Out of Print

Award Winner

Part of Monuments of Papal Rome

  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2014
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521592574

Out of Print
Hardback

Unavailable - out of print June 2014
Unavailable Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Throughout the early modern period, the villas of Frascati played a central role in Roman social politics. New families penetrated Roman society and began to climb from the ranks of the ecclesiastical nobility into the secular aristocracy in the mid-sixteenth century. In this study, Tracy Ehrlich analyzes one such villa--the Villa Mondragone--(built by Pope Paul V Borghese) to demonstrate how architecture, landscape and rituals of villegiatura (villa life) were used to forge a new identity as a Roman noble house.

    • The only book-length study of Frascati available in English
    • New insight into the Borghese family of Pope Paul V, the leading patrons of Baroque Rome
    • Moves beyond a monograph to take a broad look at the city of Rome and its countryside in the early modern period
    Read more

    Awards

    • This title has been awarded the Salimbeni Prize, Italy's top award for a book in the area of art history.

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Ehrlich succeeds in establishing both what was accomplished at the Villa Mondragone and how the cultural resources available in early modern Rome were used to make it happen." Renaissance Quarterly

    "[A] hefty and handsome volume with wonderfully informative illustrations of the villa culture at Frascati...Even if you have little interest in architecture, the way this scholar keeps buildings linked with sociodynamics will hold your attention and win your admiration." Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

    "Well researched..." Landscape Architecture

    "This scholarly but entertaining tome--relatively jargon-free--is brimming with photos, estate maps and bird's-eye views of the Frascati region." Wall Street Journal

    "This fine book exemplifies the potential richness of a truly contextual history of an architechtural program. Highly recommended." Choice

    "Ehrlich's insightful analysis has covered much new ground...Ehrlich has marshaled a broad range of disciplinary techniques to make such an exploration possibleand has demonstrated the richness and incisiveness that are possible when art historians give serious attention to the needs, desires, and visions of a patron." - CAA Reviews, J. Nicholas Napoli, Rutgers University

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521592574
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 286 x 225 x 33 mm
    • weight: 1.737kg
    • contains: 155 b/w illus. 12 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print June 2014
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Roman Setting:
    1. Papacy and aristocracy
    2. The Borghese
    Part II. Frascati in the Renaissance: Tusculo Restituto:
    3. The revival of villeggiatura in the Farnese era
    4. The first papal villas
    Part III. Frascati in its Heyday: the Borghese at the Villa Mondragone:
    5. Architecture and ceremony
    6. Otium cum negotium
    Part IV. Land, Landscape, and Family Lore:
    7. An agricultural enterprise
    8. A dynastic seat
    9. Land into landscape.

  • Author

    Tracy L. Ehrlich, Colgate University, New York

    Awards

    • This title has been awarded the Salimbeni Prize, Italy's top award for a book in the area of art history.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×