Book Series Tributes, vol. 6

Tributes to Pierre du Prey

Architecture and the Classical Tradition, from Pliny to Posterity

Matthew M. Reeve (ed)

  • Pages: 288 p.
  • Size:210 x 275 mm
  • Illustrations:129 b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2015

  • ISBN: 978-1-909400-12-2
  • Hardback
  • Available


“(…) the volume serves as a fitting tribute to Pierre du Prey, whose own exemplary scholarship has spanned eras.” (Carolyn Yerkes, in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 75/4, December 2016)

“The collection does (…) pay appropriate tribute to a great scholar and, indirectly, shows how du Prey’s mentorship achieved a lasting impact on the course of research in subsequent generations.” (Paul Ranogajec, dans Histara, 24/04/2019)




Matthew M. Reeve is Queen's National Scholar and Associate Professor of Art History at Queen's University and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


This volume is warmly dedicated to Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey. It comprises sixteen essays by friends, colleagues, and students and a postlude by our dedicatee.


Matthew M. Reeve, David McTavish, and Peter Coffman , Pierre du Prey: An Appreciation, Mark Wilson Jones, The Origins of the Orders: Unity in Multiplicity, Guy P. R. Métraux, Some Other Literary Villas of Roman Antiquity Besides Pliny’s, Judson J. Emerick, The Tempietto del Clitunno and San Salvatore near Spoleto: Ancient Roman Imperial Columnar Display in Medieval Contexts, Eric Fernie, Romanesque Historiography and the Classical Tradition, John Beldon Scott, Uses of the Past: Charles V’s Roman Triumph and Its Legacy, Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Classicism in a Rococo World: Steadfastness and Compromise in Late Colonial South America, Sally Hickson, Girolamo Porro: Engraver and Publisher in Venice, Una Roman D’Elia, Acanthus Leaves and Ostrich Feathers: Claude Perrault, Tradition, and Innovation in Architectural Language, David McTavish, Classical Themes and Creative Variations from the Sixteenth Century: Two Unpublished Drawings of Palace Façades Related to Giulio Romano, Janina Knight, Two Drawings by Giovanni Battista Montano in the Canadian Centre for Architecture, John Pinto, Ruins and Restitution: Eighteenth-Century Architects and Antiquity in the Bay of Naples, Matthew M. Reeve, ‘A Gothic Vatican of Greece and Rome’: Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill, and the Narratives of Gothic, Peter Coffman, The Gibbsian Tradition in Nova Scotia, Luc Noppen, Thomas Baillairgé and Victor Bourgeau: Architects, Architectural Practice, and the Nineteenth-Century French-Canadian Church in Quebec, Sebastian Schütze, The Stadio dei Marmi in Rome: Inventing a Classical Stage for the Colossal Heroes of Fascist Italy, Phyllis Lambert, Mies Klassizismus: Some Notes, Pierre du Prey, Postlude: In Praise of Mentors