PRINT February 1990


Giulio Romano

THE SUCCESS ENJOYED BY THE Giulio Romano exhibition held in Mantua from September to November of 1989 was more than deserved. Indeed, the undertaking was a unique look at an artist and architect of paramount greatness, whose work flowered during the decisive period of transition between the Renaissance and what came to be called Mannerism, in the first half of the 16th century. Eminent scholars have contributed to the vast monograph Giulio Romano, published alongside the exhibition by Electa in Milan. And the research of these authors and of the show’s organizers, like that which led to the 1984 Raphael exhibition in Rome, and to the book Raffaello architetto (edited by Christoph L. Frommel, Stefano Ray, and Manfredo Tafuri, and also published by Electa), reflect a much larger program of exploration into Renaissance architecture, revolving in part around the Biblioteca Hertziana in Rome

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