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Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects.
Tafuri, Manfredo.
Interpreting the Renaissance: Princes, Cities, Architects.
Manfredo Tafuri (1935-1994) is acknowledged as one of Italy's most influential architectural historians. In his final work, Tafuri analyzes Renaissance architecture from a variety of perspectives, exploring questions that occupied him for over thirty years. What theoretical terms were used to describe╩the humanist analogy between architecture and language?╩Is it possible to╩identify╩the political motivations behind the period's new urban strategies? And how does humanism embody both an attachment to tradition and an urge to experiment? Tafuri╩studies the╩theory╩and practice of Renaissance╩architecture,╩offering new and compelling readings of╩its╩various╩social, intellectual╩and cultural contexts, while providing╩a broad╩understanding╩of╩uses of representation╩that shaped╩the entire era.╩He╩synthesizes the history of architectural ideas and projects through discussions of the great centers of architectural innovation in Italy (Florence, Rome, and Venice),╩key patrons from the middle of the fifteenth century (Pope Nicholas V) to the early sixteenth century (Pope Leo X),╩and crucial figures such as Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Lorenzo de' Medici, Raphael, Baldassare Castiglione, and Giulio Romano. A magnum opus by one of Europe's finest scholars, Interpreting the Renaissance is an essential book for anyone interested in the architecture and culture of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Category: Architecture, History & Theory
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 408 pp
Publisher: Yale Univ. Press
Year: 2006.
Publication Place: New Haven,
ISBN: 0300111584
Book Id: 68958

Price: $60.00

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