The vision of Rome in late Renaissance France
London, Yale University Press, 2001
(25.5 cm), xiii, 461 pp., 113 illustrations (12 in colour). Publisher’s boards, pictorial dust jacket. - The book is divided into two parts: the first focusing on how information on ancient Rome, its architecture, art and culture was acquired and transmitted to France by writers and artists (e.g. guidebooks, catalogues of antiquities, the writings of Sebastiano Serlio, Gabriel Simeoni, Blaise de Vigenère, and Justus Lipsius); the second examining the various ways in which this material was perceived, interpreted, and exploited by French artists and writers such as Antoine Caron, Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Étienne Dupérac, Jean du Bellay and Montaigne. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.