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Plan of the Palazzo Reale and gardens of Caserta, from L. Vanvitelli, "Dichiarazione dei Disegni del Real Palazzo di Caserta," Naples 1756, plate i

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Description: Plan of the Palazzo Reale and gardens of Caserta, from L. Vanvitelli,...
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Description: The Architecture of Western Gardens: A Design History from the Renaissance to the...
The predominant characteristic of the Palazzo Reale and its park at Caserta is unity, with the natural and the artificial working together and inseparably in a scheme that is as ambitious as it is vast. Its Neapolitan architect, Luigi Vanvitelli, who began his great masterpiece in 1752, was an educated man but far from erudite. His great strength lay in his practicality and his wide range...
PublisherMIT Press
Related print edition pages: pp.327-329
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00122.045

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