Roman Villa

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Classical Architecture – At the Meeting of Human and Divine

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Design in architecture reached a zenith at Athens in the fifth century. It is a place where artists were caught between the meeting of the human with the divine

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An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 2

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A villa in ancient Roman times was all about the cultural ideal of rural life and in it, surrounded by nature, man could become the master of his own destiny

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An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 1

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Roman commentator Pliny the Elder recorded two kinds of villas: villa urbana, a country seat easily reached from Rome and villa rustica, the farm-house estate

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

Andrea Palladio Architect – In Pursuit of the Perfect House

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Despite evolving societies and technology a villa remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven”. Is Andrea Palladio’s villa the perfect house?

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

La Casa di Villa – Dwelling under the Tent of Heaven

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established, but it could very well be a villa designed to cultivate the head heart body and soul

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Bikini Girls – Splitting the Atom on Sicily in a Roman Villa

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Perhaps the best known mosaics of the ancient Roman world are images of girls wearing an ancient version of a bikini and so they have been nicknamed ‘bikini girls’.