Architecture of the Renaissance (Routledge Library Editions)

Architecture of the Renaissance (Routledge Library Editions)

By: Leonardo Benevolo (editor)

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This extensively illustrated study opens with an account of the movement's founders: Brunelleschi, arbiter of Florence's building problems, and Alberti, who supplied the new architecture with a suitable theoretical foundation. The editor considers the general effect of the new artistic culture on the changes that took place first in fifteenth-century Italian cities and then throughout Europe. The relationship between the development of architecture and that of other related fields, especially the great advances in painting and sculpture, receives special attention. Also considered are the effects of the beginnings of modern science and the general economic and social changes of the age. Finally this study takes the reader to the point where the history of modern architecture, discussed in volumes of the same name by Professor Benevolo, begins.

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Volume I 1. The Inventors of the New Architecture 2. Towards the Ideal City 3. Beginning and End of the 'Third Style' 4. Urban Changes in the Sixteenth Century Volume II 5. The Crisis of Sensibility 6. The Grand Siecle 7. Court Classicism and Bourgeois Classicism in the Growth of the Modern City Conclusion: 1750 - the Turning-point

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/05/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415265980
  • Number Of Pages: 1092
  • ID: 9780415265980
  • weight: 3538
  • ISBN10: 0415265983
  • translations: Italian

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