Features essays that cover Italian Renaissance architecture, garden
design, sculpture, drawings, English gardens and landscape
designers of the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. This
title includes documents on the Emilian architect Giovan Battista
Aleotti and a documentary evidence identifying Vignola as the
architect of the Villa Lante.
This compendium of scholarly essays charts admirably David Coffin's remarkable and enviable ability to express simply, clearly and authoritatively the results of a lifetime's scrupulous and disciplined research. -- Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Burlington Magazine Each essay, almost every paragraph, had the effect of inspiring the reader to follow it up with more research of their own. -- Gillian Mawrey Historic Gardens Review The volume stands as witness to the accomplishments of this prolific scholar and reflects his many interests. -- Claudia Lazzaro Sitelines: A Journal of Place We ... may ... praise the work of David Robbins Coffin in bringing aspects of Italian architecture and gardens, and instances of English gardens to wider attention. All scholars may wholeheartedly welcome this most useful volume, whose index is exemplary. -- David H. Kennett Sixteenth Century Journal
David R. Coffin (1918-2003) was the Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University. His books include "The Villa in the Life of Renaissance Rome" and "The English Garden" (both Princeton).