Italian

Hadrian's Villa Columbia University Archeology
Twenty miles east of Rome lies the villa of the emperor Hadrian, who ruled for about 20 years during the second century A.D., but whose lavish estate has exercised a strong influence on architects and artists since its rediscovery in the 15th century.

Giovanni di Paolo

Teodolinda Barolini was beguiled the first time she encountered the poetry of Dante’s Divine Comedy in high school.

Referencing history, art and the subconscious, Paolo Ventura’s photographs function as architectural relics of the imagination, portraying characters and scenarios that are magical, poignant and strangely familiar—he calls them invented worlds.