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Fons Sapientiae. Renaissance Garden Fountains.

Washington Dumbarton Oaks: 1978.

The text and illustrations from a series of papers given at the Dumbarton Oaks symposium, including "Beauty Bare: Speaking Waters and Fountains in Renaissance Literature" - "Water-Works and Water-Play in Renaissance Naples" - "Sixteenth Century Garden Fountains in Rome" - "Bartolomeo Ammannati's Marble Fountain for the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Vecchio" - "Domain of illusion: The Grotto in France".

Hardcover. 7"x10", 206 pages, plus 62 black & white and 1 folding plate. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 32979
Price: $ 100.00      

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