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American Academy in Rome
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Architect McKim, Mead, and White
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Location Rome, Italy   map
Date 1913   timeline
Building Type school
 Construction System stone bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Context urban
Style Neoclassical
Notes Continuing in operation today.
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Discussion American Academy in Rome Commentary

"The American Academy in Rome occupies ten buildings and eleven acres of gardens atop the Janiculum, the highest hill within the walls of Rome. Among the buildings are the McKim, Mead & White building, known as the Academy building, the Villa Aurelia and the Casa Rustica. ... The Academy building was constructed above an aqueduct of Trajan, which can still be accessed through the building's basement. ...

"The Academy building is one of the only structures outside North America designed by McKim, Mead & White. Charles Follen McKim was among the founders of the Academy and was President of the Academy when the building was first conceived. The building, which was constructed in two years, was inspired by Renaissance architecture and has a five-bay facade, a piano nobile or noble floor and an interior courtyard with a Paul Manship fountain in its center. Opened in 1914, it contains most of the living and working quarters for the Rome Prize Fellows, the Library, gallery and administrative offices. In addition, there are public rooms for many of the Academy's events."

— Quoted from the Academy's web site.

Resources
Sources on American Academy in Rome

Benjamin Blom. A Monograph of the Works of McKim, Mead & White, 1879-1915. With an essay by Leland Roth. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1973. photo of entry vestibule, plate 373.

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. binuclear diagram, p205. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

McKim, Mead, & White. The Architecture of McKim, Mead, & White in Photographs, Plans, and Elevations. New York: Dover Publications, 1990. ISBN 0-486-26556-0. LC 90-43684. NA737.M4A4. photo of inner courtyard, plate 374.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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