Pomona College, Art and Art History (Pomona)
villa, Andrea Doria, Genoa, Italy, architecture, gardens, suburban setting, Renaissance, Perino del Vaga
This paper reconsiders Andrea Doria's 16th-century villa in Genoa as an architectural and garden monument in relation to its original suburban setting.¹ The villa has thus far been discussed primarily as a decorative monument, with scholars focusing their attention upon the interior fresco and stucco decorations of Perino del Vaga and façade paintings by Perino, Beccafumi, and Pordenone.² However, these paintings have not been understood fully in terms of the architectural, garden, and suburban context of the villa, which serves as the focus of this study.
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Gorse, George. "The Villa of Andrea Doria in Genoa: Architecture, Gardens, and Suburban Setting," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 44 (1985), pp. 18-36.