The John A. Pinto Collection

A student and colleague of William MacDonald, with whom he co-authored Hadrian’s Villa and Its Legacy, Pinto served as the Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University 1996-2013.  His research interests centered on architecture, urbanism, and landscape in Rome, especially in the 18th century. Other interests included the reception of classical antiquity and the image of Rome, particularly in the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.  This collection includes images photographed in the 1970s and 1980s, concentrating on ancient Roman architecture, and Baroque and neoclassical architecture, in Rome and Italy.