The Trevi Fountain

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John A. Pinto

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"The Trevi Fountain contains a wealth of new insights and newly uncovered material. Those interested in Rome and in fountains, indeed in what may be the most famous fountain in the world, as well as students of Roman architecture, patronage, and artistic theory in early eighteenth-century Rome, will find this book revealing, absorbing, and indispensable."—Henry Millon, Dean Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art

"John Pinto's scrupulous analysis of this 'remarkable fusion of architecture, sculpture and water' certainly goes much further than mere appreciation of it as a highly entertaining tourist attraction. He studies it with enormous seriousness, considering it one of those 'rare monuments' that produce 'a resonance transcending the culture and age that conceived them.'"—Christopher Andreae, Christian Science Monitor

"Pinto's excellent monograph on the Trevi Fountain is . . . very welcome. . . . This well-produced and well-illustrated book is . . . able to throw important light on a very great deal more than is indicated in its title."—Francis Haskell, The Times Literary Supplement

"A fascinating study of art, politics, [and] social conditions. In this exceedingly interesting book John Pinto uses original documents to trace the fountain's history."—Architecture

"The Trevi Fountain now has a worthy monograph."—Alastair Laing, Country Life

"John A. Pinto's excellent monograph on the Trevi Fountain is . . . very welcome. . . . This well-produced and well illustrated book is . . . able to throw important light on a very great deal more than is indicated in its title."—Francis Haskell, The Times Literary Supplement

"Pinto well describes the vital importance and the vicissitudes of the Roman water supply in the social life of the city, and repeatedly offers fresh and stimulating insights into the urban development of Rome down the ages."—Choice

"A successful effort to integrate architectural history into urban history."—Josef W. Konvitz, American Historical Review

"Lucid, lively, and straightforward prose. . . . As a comprehensive study of a major Roman monument, John Pinto's The Trevi Fountain serves a fundamental need in Settecento studies: the investigation of a monument in its urban, political, and cultural contexts. . . . John Pinto has made a lasting contribution to Roman studies. The Trevi Fountain is an excellent model for future scholars and now takes its definitive place as the indispensable study of the Eternal City's most celebrated fountain."—Christopher M. S. Johns, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

"[An] intelligent, learned book . . . much more than a monograph on a single work of art. . . . It is John Pinto's extraordinary ability to ground the Trevi within expansive cultural values and traditions that makes this book a model for any study of a single monument."—Vernon Hyde Minor, Italica

ISBN: 9780300033359
Publication Date: September 10, 1986
326 pages, 7 x 10
185 b/w illus.
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