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Title :

Villas and gardens in early modern Italy and France; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press

Landscape and representation : the printed view and Marc'Antonio Dal Re's Ville di delizia

Author :
HARRIS, Dianne ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Examines Marc'Antonio Dal Re's Ville di Delizia o Siano Palaggi Camperecci nello Stato di Milano (1726/27, 1743), a set of printed views of Lombard estates. Compares the views with other types of evidence such as maps, on-site evidence, estate records and a range of archival sources. Demonstrates that, as factual documentation, Dal Re's prints mislead. His subtle manipulation of a standard compositional format is used to communicate the imagery and ideology valued by his patrons. They show the combined influences of the theatre and the cartographic traditions of the topographic panorama. His views provide particularized representations of Lombard villas that include symbols of place, class, status and authority, combining fact and fiction. The villa prints were intended for multiple audiences, but for the patrons who commissioned and collected the prints, they bolstered family image and identity against Habsburg social and economic reforms which threatened title and position. ;
Pagination/Size :
18 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304C02 - 1400-1800 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Estampe et illustration ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Composition ; Distorsion ; Estampe ; Iconographie ; Italie ; Jardin ; Lombardia (ITA) ; Mécénat ; Panorama ; Paysage ; Perspective ; Plan cadastral ; Re, Marc'Antonio dal, 1697-1766 ; Scénographie ; Villa ; Vues ; 1700-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Cadastral maps ; Composition ; Distortion ; Gardens ; Iconography ; Italy ; Landscape ; Lombardia (ITA) ; Panoramas ; Patronage ; Perspective ; Prints ; Re, Marc'Antonio dal, 1697-1766 ; Scenography ; Views ; Villas ; 1700-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24922780 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521782252 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;