The Villa

The Villa : Form and Ideology of Country Houses

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The architectural historian James Ackerman discusses villas from ancient Rome to 20th-century France and America. Unlike farmhouses, castles or manors, villas usually belong to city dwellers. The villa provides a focus for examining not only the relationship between urban and rural life, but also that between building and the environment, and between the effects of social, economic and political change on architectural design. The author illuminates villas of all kinds in a study of one of the most attractive types of dwelling ever conceived.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 260mm | 1,040g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0500277443
  • 9780500277447

Table of contents

The typology of the villa; the Ancient Roman villa; the early villas of the Medici; Palladio's villas and their predecessors; the image of country life in 16th century villa books; the Palladian villa in England; the landscape garden; Thomas Jefferson; the picturesque; Andrew Jackson Downing and the American romantic villa; the modern villa - Wright and Le Corbusier.show more

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