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Designing for luxury on the Bay of Naples : villas and landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Mantha Zarmakoupi.
  • Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • First edition.
  • xx, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Subjects
Series
Contents
  • 1. Roman luxury villas: Introduction, historiography, and scope
  • cultural phenomenon of luxury villas
  • Historiography
  • Scope and methodology of this study
  • architectural language of luxury villas
  • 2. Case studies
  • Villa of the Papyri
  • Villa Oplontis A
  • Villa Arianna A
  • Villa Arianna B
  • Villa San Marco
  • Conclusion
  • 3. Porticus and cryptoporticus
  • Porticus in public architecture
  • Terminology
  • daily life of educated leisure
  • Practicalities: circulation and access
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Porticoed gardens
  • Peristylium--garden: architectural vocabulary
  • new architectural language: peristylium structure + pleasure garden
  • new design language of architecture, art, and landscape
  • Table 1
  • Table 2
  • 5. Water features: Euripi, natationes, and nymphaea
  • Water supply and water-mania
  • Water as luxury
  • architectural embodiment of water's mythological and symbolic associations
  • nymphaeum
  • Nile and Euripus
  • Water as a stage for swimming, bathing, and sunbathing
  • Water as a stage for reality: the pools (natationes?)
  • Water as a stage for mythology: decoration of water settings
  • Conclusion
  • 6. Triclinia and dining facilities
  • `ingredients' of the luxury dinner parties
  • Transformation of the dining facilities: staging the entertainment
  • Dining and bathing
  • Staging the landscape
  • Conclusion
  • 7. Designing for luxury
  • Approaches to the architectural design of the roman luxury house
  • Analysis of the architectural design of roman villas
  • No `core'
  • Perforated architectural body
  • Architecture of the senses
  • connective tissue
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Porticoed gardens in the five villas
  • A. Villa of the Papyri
  • A.1. Square peristylium-garden
  • A.2. Rectangular peristylium-garden
  • B. Villa Oplontis A
  • B.1. Peristylium-garden 32
  • B.2. Porticus-garden 40-59
  • B.3. Porticus-garden 60-80-92-96-98
  • B.4. Porticus-garden 33-34-56
  • C. Villa Arianna A
  • C.1. Peristylium--garden H--Z
  • C.2. Central porticus--garden
  • C.3. Peristylium--garden W22
  • D. Villa Arianna B
  • D.1. Peristylium-garden 1
  • E. Villa San Marco
  • E.1. Peristylium--garden 20--5--3--9
  • E.2. Peristylium--garden 1--2
  • E.3. Entrance peristylium--garden.
Other information
  • Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2007 issued under the title: Villae expolitae : aspects of the architecture and culture of Roman country houses on the Bay of Naples (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-301) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780199678389 (hbk.)
  • 0199678383 (hbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2013940855
  • OCLC: 864384002
  • OCLC: 864384002