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Villa Medici di Castello, Florence

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Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
In the cultural environment of the sixteenth century, the fashion for collecting works of art and the influence of patronage were to result in the steady erosion of Aristotelian concepts. The Great Cosmic Machine, which had already been the subject of intensive study, particularly in terms of the true relationship between man and nature, the principles of ‘symmetry’ and the affinity...
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Related print edition pages: pp.59-64

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