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Ville d'Este, Gardens, Quirinal, plan

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Description: Gardens and Gardening in Papal Rome
~The practice of exhibiting ancient Roman statues, sarcophagi, and reliefs in their gardens presumably promoted the idea among Renaissance Romans to organize iconographical programs, primarily based on classical mythology, for the decoration and classicizing of their gardens. The earliest example of such a program, however, was not concerned with sculpture and it...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.76-102
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00055.008
Description: The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome
The pair of ancient statues long called the Horse-tamers, as well as the Dioscuri, gave the name Monte Cavallo to the Quirinal Hill during the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Fig. 116). In the mid fifteenth century, when the study of Roman antiquity and topography began, Flavio Biondo misidentified Monte Cavallo as the ancient Esqui-line Hill, with the consequence that...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.181-214
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00163.014

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