Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1971 - Architecture - 173 pages
Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,' and this defines Wittkower's intention in a nutshell.
 

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Contents

Albertis Programme of the Ideal Church 3
3
Centralized Churches in Later Architectural Theory 13
13
S Maria dclle Carceri
19
The Religious Symbolism of Centrally Planned
27
ALBERTIS APPROACH TO ANTIQUITY
34
S Maria Novella
41
The Changes in Albertis Interpretation of Classical
55
THE PROBLEM OF HARMONIC PROPORTION
101
Francesco Giorgis Memorandum for S Francesco
155
Bibliographical Notes on the Theory of Proportion
162
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Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971), a leading authority on the art and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, was born in Berlin and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1923.

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