Paul Letarouilly: Edifices de Rome Moderne
Princeton Architectural Press, 1984
Paul Letarouilly’s masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne (originally three volumrd folio edition) has been hailed as’the most beautiful book on Renaissance architecture ever published. Letarouilly (1795–1855) devoted thirty-five 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. The 1982 reprint of Edifices de Rome Moderne (Princeton Architectural Press) has been recognized as a classic in its own right: razor-sharp reproductions of the original plates in a usable format.
The cover of our copy is slightly damaged by sunlight, hence the price. Inside perfect condition.