About the Author
Georgina Masson (Marion Johnson, 1912-1980) was born in the Far East. A widely- travelled English citizen, she established herself in Rome in the 1940s and remained in Italy until 1978. A scholar and excellent photographer, she was a profound conoisseur of Rome and her classic work, The Companion Guide to Rome (1965), is still in print today. She is also the author of two books on Italian architecture, both of which have been translated into several languages; Italian Villas and Palaces (1959) and Italian Villas and Gardens (1961). The American Academy in Rome, which she often visited, holds the negatives of her beautiful black and white photographs. Margherita Azzi Visentini is Professor of History of Architecture and History of Gardens and Landscape at the Politecnico of Milan. She has been Visiting Professor at the Center for landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., at the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, and at the CASVA at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
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