The Genesis of Noto: An Eighteenth-century Sicilian City

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Art - 252 pages
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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Contents

Acknowledgements Page
9
Abbreviations
15
A New Site for Noto
25
the New City challenged
43
A Plan for New Noto
54
Noto in the 1750s
66
Building Types and Life in EighteenthCentury Noto
110
A Netinese Style
124
Rosario Gagliardi 1698 ?1 761 ?
142
Interpreters of an Idiom
172
Noto Frozen in Time
200
Bibliography
245
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