The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance

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Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Architecture - 224 pages
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Once in every generation comes a scholar who is a master of both the documentary evidence and the buildings themselves. Such a man is Christoph Luitpold Frommel who, after winning a world-wide reputation, here distils his learning into a new synthesis that is both up-to-date and securely based on primary sources. The book is not only illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, plans and reconstructions, but social context, technical innovation and aesthetic judgement are all given due weight, with particular emphasis on the way in which each architect balanced individual inspiration with the accepted canon.

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This translated academic treatment focuses closely on the progression of the design of major buildings during the 15th and 16th centuries, as Italian artists and master builders were rediscovering ... Read full review

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Christoph Luitpold Frommel has held academic posts in America(the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the University of California, Berkeley), Germany (Bonn University), and Italy (La Sapienza in Rome). From 1980 to 2001 he was Director of Rome's Biblioteca Herziana.

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