The Genesis of Noto: An Eighteenth-century Sicilian City

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University of California Press, 1982 - Architecture - 252 pages
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Described as "the perfect Baroque city," the southeastern Sicilian city of Noto was totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 and then rebuilt by ambitious citizens eager to match Italian achievements. The Genesis of Noto traces the complex history of Noto's foundation and growth as a grid-planned Renaissance-Baroque utopia. Described as "the perfect Baroque city," the southeastern Sicilian city of Noto was totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 and then rebuilt by ambitious citizens eager to match Italian achievements. The Genesis of Noto traces the complex history of Noto's foundation and growth as a grid-planned Renaissance-Baroque utopia.
  

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One of the leading experts in the world on building standards for earthquake resistance he is professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley.

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