Lecture: The Del Bufalo at Capo le Case (Patricia Waddy)

13 October 2015 (5.30pm)

Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Columbia University Seminar in the Renaissance (http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/seminars/the-renaissance/; Cynthia Pyle (C.M.Pyle@nyu.edu) and Alan Stewart (ags2105@columbia.edu), Co-Chairs; Kathy Eden (khe1@columbia.edu), Acting Co-Chair

Angelo (“il cavaliere”) del Bufalo, knighted by Paul II in 1464, acquired a house with garden adjacent to the Acqua Vergine in the neighborhood of Rome called “capo le case.” This “Casa del Giardino” came to serve variously, over the course of 250 years, as suburban retreat, famous garden of antiquities, family residence, dynastic seat, desirable rental property, and site of bitter contention in a 63-year-long law suit. The interests and aspirations of individual members of the Del Bufalo family, complicated by issues of inheritance and paralleled by changes in the neighborhood, provoked the architectural changes that supported those varied uses.

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