Der Römische Palastbau der Hochrenaissance: Band 1, Text ; Band 2, Katalog ; Band 3, Tafeln (3 vols.)
by Frommel, Christoph Luitpold
Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth, 1973. Hardcover. Good (Books VG and tight in general. Former owner's stylish book plate on FEP of each volume. Volume 1: Notations in black ink (by an Italian hand) on front end paper; occasional yellow highlighting to essays I-III; Volume2I: Beautiful, clean, and tight but for notations in ink and pencil, to contents pages and light yellow highlighting to pp. 128-130; Volume 3: Number notations in ink on FEP; pencil notations to contents and text pages (I-XVIII); no marks to plates; else clean/tight. DJs are aged-toned and somewhat worn at top and bottom edges; glossy coating is pulling away at top edges; overall a nice set.). 3 vols. Burgundy stamped cloth with gilt letters on spines; illustrated, cream dust jackets with brown lettering; map endpapers. 716 total text pp.; 200 plates in third vol. with 736 BW illus. Typed notes laid in (see comments). Text is in German. Series: Römische Forschungen der Bibliotheca Hertziana, Band XXI. A three-volume set documenting the building of palaces in Rome during the High Renaissance period during the early 1500s. The first volume supplies detailed narrative text. The second volume is a catalogue outlining each building. The third volume contains the BW illustrations, including then-contemporary views, drawings, floor plans, renderings, and more. Each volume has maps of Rome on the flyleaves, with numbers to indicate locations of buildings featured. Each volume carries a bookplate indicating that it was once owned by art donors Paul and Gabriele Geier. Paul Geier was with the US Embassy in Rome, where he and Gabriele became good friends with Bernard Berenson, owner of Villa I Tatti, which later became Harvard University's international center for research and scholarship in art history. The villa is renowned for its library, for which many of the funds were donated by the Geiers. The laid-in notes are "Bemerkkungen Frommels zur Ausstellung Raffaele Architetto. 1984" - from a 1984 conversation with renowned scholar, Christoph Luitpold Frommel (and typed later) about an exhibition of architectural works by Rafael. The exhibition was held in Rome from February to June, 1984, and Frommel was the lead author for the catalogue. A nice and unique reference set.
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