Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City

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Yale University Press, 2007 - Architecture - 303 pages
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Weaving together social, political, economic and architectural history, this book explores the role of key patrons in Siena's urban projects, including Pope Pius II Piccolomini and his family, and the quasi-despot Pandolfo Petrucci.
  

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Siena is one of those small Italian cities near Florence located for centuries on the Grand Tour of Europe for many reasons: e.g., the annual summer ritual of the Palio and the famous 14th-century ... Read full review

Contents

The Urban
29
Urban Renewal and Domestic
47
Urban Magnificence and Civic Image
91
The Strada Romana and its Users
115
Humanists Antiquarians
147
Oligarchy and Urban Form
175
Pandolfo Petrucci
195
Notes
212
Bibliography
269
Photograph credits
293
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