Book Chapter

Mirrors of Reason, illusion, and Infinity: The Case of the Villa Patrizi

D Marshall

Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque | Studies in Medieval and Early | Published : 2018


This article explores the way mirrors function in the Baroque culture of Rome in the period c. 1660–1750 in terms of the categories of ‘reason’, ‘illusion’, and ‘infinity’. It explores new documentation for instances of these categories in executed and unexecuted projects for the Villa Patrizi in Rome around 1720.

University of Melbourne Researchers