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

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Throughout the early modern period, the villas of Frascati played a central role in Roman social politics. In the mid-sixteenth century, new families penetrated Roman society and began to climb from the ranks of the ecclesiastical nobility into the secular aristocracy. In this study, Tracy Ehrlich analyses the Villa Mondragone, built by Pope Paul V Borghese in an effort to demonstrate how architecture, landscape and rituals of villegiatura (villa life) were used to forge a new identity as a Roman noble house.
Author Tracy L. Ehrlich
Language English
Published 2002
Binding HBK
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