Paul Marie Letarouilly
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1984 (2nd revised edition), 1997 (reprint), English; originally published 1840–74 in three volumes in French
Nonfiction, Architecture
9 x 12 inches, hardcover, 368 pages, 354 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780910413008
Suggested Retail Price: $85.00

From the Publisher. Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as the most beautiful book on Renaissance architecture ever published. Letarouilly devoted 35 years to drawing the plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and large-scale details of gardens, convents, palaces, and churches of Renaissance Rome. His keen observational ability and immaculate drawing skills make this work an indispensable sourcebook. In many cases his etchings remain the only measured plans or elevations available; he also recorded buildings destroyed by later demolitions. Princeton Architectural Press’s reprint contains all 354 plates and Letarouilly's Nolli Map of Rome, a 13 x 35 inch insert that took the artist five years to complete.

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Peter Pennoyer

This reprint of etchings by Paul Letarouilly of many of the greatest buildings of Renaissance Rome was invaluable as I tried to understand the complexities of iconic buildings that stretched my concept of classically inspired architecture.

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