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The book deals with a paper reconstruction of Pliny the Younger’s (c. AD 61–112) villa near Ostia, some twenty kilometres from Rome. This unique work was created in Rome in the years 1777–78 by a young Pole, Count Stanisław K. Potocki (1755–1821) in cooperation with Giuseppe Manocchi and other outstanding artists of the time. The work, originally in the Potocki collection in Wilanów, is today housed in the iconographic collection of the National Library, Warsaw. It contains over thirty large-format, color drawings. In the late 18th century, probably during his last sojourn in Italy (1795–97), Count Potocki wrote a 24-page-long commentary to his work, entitled Notes et Idées sur la Villa de Pline. This hitherto unpublished manuscript commentary and reconstruction drawings of the villa are now published together with a virtual visualisation of the villa produced in 3D Studio Max 2014.
JERZY MIZIOLEK is professor of the visual arts and the classical tradition at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Archaeology). He studied art history and classical archaeology at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków and Christian archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia, Rome. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 and habilitation in 1996. He has been awarded a Saxl Fund fellowship at the Warburg Institute (1990), a Getty Grant Program postdoctoral fellowship (1991), a Mellon fellowship at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 1994), a fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence (1995), a Paul Mellon fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (1996, 1997, 1998, 2001) and a Getty Research Institute fellowship (2006). Since 1992 he has been teaching courses in Italian Renaissance art and the classical tradition in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. He is the author of more than 150 papers and reviews published, among others, in the Journal of the Warburg Institute, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Intitutes in Florenz, Arte Cristiana, Prospettiva, Fontes, Renaissance Studies, I Tatti Studies, Fontes, Iconographica, Pegassus and Arte Lombarda. Several of them deal with Italian Renaissance domestic paintings. He has published seven books, including: Sol verus: Studies in the Iconography of Christ in the Art of the First Christian Millennium (1991), Soggetti classici sui cassoni fiorentini alla vigilia del Rinascimento (1996), Falsifications in Polish Collections and Abroad (2001), The Artistic Culture of Warsaw’ s University (2003) and Muse, bacchanti e centauri. La pittura pompeiana e la loro fortuna in Polonia (2010). Since 1991 he has delivered more than forty papers and lectures at foreign universities and international symposia concerning Early Christian, Renaissance and neoclassical art.
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