One of the most Roman of Roman palazzi, this palace was designed for Asdrubale Mattei by Carlo Maderno at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The cortile is plastered with antique reliefs and busts integrated into the design by Maderno. The building now houses the Institute for American Studies... The first book pulled off one of the beautiful book shelves proved to be, "American Supremacy:  Correcting the Misuse of American Power"... 

Palazzo Mattei

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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