La Plaza Mayor y los orígenes del Madrid barroco

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Editorial NEREA, 2007 - Architecture - 263 pages

Profusely illustrated, this historical work focuses on the planning and construction of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain, during the second half of the 16th century—when Madrid went from being a mercantile town to the capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Including a detailed analysis of archived documents, architectural plans, and drawings, this study chronicles this monument's architectural and urban development, explains the symbolism associated with it, and reveals how it came to be a model for other European constructions.

Profusamente ilustrada, esta obra histórica enfoca el planeamiento y construcción de la Plaza Mayor en Madrid, España, durante la segunda parte del siglo 16—cuando Madrid pasó de ser un pueblo mercantil a capital del imperio de los Habsburgo. Incluyendo un análisis detallado de documentos archivísticos, planos arquitectónicos y dibujos, este estudio relata los progresos arquitectónicos y urbanos del monumento, explica el simbolismo asociado con ello, y revela cómo llegó a ser un modelo para otras construcciones europeas.


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About the author (2007)

\Jesús Escobar is a professor at Northwestern University, a specialist in the art, architecture, and urbanism of early modern Spain, and a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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